A “Ponzi” scheme is already named after someone. His name was Charles Ponzi. The Times can’t just start calling them “Madoffs” or “Mini-Madoffs” or whatever. 

Also, I call being ahead of the curve. As a ninth-grader who read about Enron, I pulled off a Ponzi scheme in a history class simulation meant to illustrate the Argentinian economic crisis. Turns out I could have qualified as a dignified businessman for a  few years in there.