Carl Icahn bet on the “Big Short 2.0”. Now he says the game was rigged.

Carl Icahn bet on the “Big Short 2.0”. Now he says the game was rigged.

The teenagers and old people strolling through Crossgates Mall may not realize it, but they are on a Wall Street battlefield with potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

Four years ago, legendary Wall Street investor Carl Icahn made a huge bet against the future of America’s mall in what was called the Big Short 2.0. His bet pitted him against huge asset managers and hedge funds that regularly trade in a notoriously complex and controversial market.

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