Many moves were already under way to change the compensation culture.
Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme isn't the only scam uncovered during tough economic times.
Most companies that are hit with large environmental sanctions fail to disclose this information to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by law, a researcher at the University of Arkansas has found.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
Websites are cropping up for peer lending, and at other sites, students can raise donations for college.
Congress ponders its options – from better investment policing to a new watchdog.
Madoff case shows need for custodial accounts when working with advisers.