There are press reports that Bernie Madoff has cancer and doesn’t have many years left to live. If this is the case, does Bernie win in the end? For decades, Bernie has been pilfering his clients for millions, and living far beyond his wildest dreams.
Let’s say that through an honest living, he could have made $50 million over the past 30 years of work. However, through his devious ways, he makes $450 million more. Even though he’s in jail now, and spends 5 years before he dies at age 76, doesn’t he come out ahead despite getting the book thrown at him?