I’ve been watching Billions, the HBO show about hedge-fund managers who trade off inside information, prosecutors who build their cases unethically and reporters who make “contracts” with both sides — all in the name of the public good.
Billions is art imitating life; it’s pure fiction, but informed by the observations of Andrew Ross Sorkin, the New York Times business columnist known for his access to Wall Street’s most powerful, who co-created the series.
Ubiquitous on the set of Billions are Bloomberg terminals, the data-crunching machines that made Michael Bloomberg one of the world’s richest individuals. “The terminal” is also in the background of some real-life drama in Ottawa at the moment.
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