Jordan Belfort: [to the waiter] Oh, I’m good with water for now. Mark Hanna: It’s his first day on Wall Street. Give him time.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey in the film biopic The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Nominated for five Academy Awards, it tells of Belfort’s wild ways and continued excess after he becomes a stockbroker in New York.
Morality, it could be argued, represents the way that people would like the world to work, wheareas economics represents how it actually does work.
The highly analytical and detailed book, Freakonomics (2005) by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubne. Among the many controversial issues it has a financial and statistical take on are abortion, the Ku Klux Klan and drug gangs.