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The big 5 high-tech companies now account for more than a quarter of the value of the entire US economy. Their CEOs have more economic and political power than the robber barons of the Gilded Age.

Publication day! Jay Gould's gold scam, JP Morgan's biggest mistake, EH Harriman's chase after Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, and the first Gilded Age, all in my new book "Iron Empires" available today @HMHbooks 

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“Mr President, did the high level of polarization observed in Gilded Age roll call votes reflect ideological organization in congress or was it a case of tight partisan voting patterns devoid of coherent policy content?”

I was reading about the Gilded Age and one thing I hadn’t considered before was the way in which the Electoral College encouraged Republicans to give up on Black voting rights since enfranchising the southern Black population wouldn’t have won any *states* for Blaine or whoever.

One more day: My book on the original Gilded Age and robber barons will be published tomorrow, Aug. 11 by @HMHbooks . Pre-order at Amazon or at your local bookstore:

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Coming Tuesday from @HMHbooks : Jay Gould's gold scam, JP Morgan's biggest mistake, EH Harriman's chase after Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, and the first Gilded Age, all in my book "Iron Empires": Pre-order now:

How ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ returns viewers to the Gilded Age while setting up new stories

How ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ returns viewers to the Gilded Age while setting up new stories

How ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ returns viewers to the Gilded Age while setting up new stories

Tentacled monsters galore. The Gilded Age illustrators really knew how to capture the public anxiety about corporate power.

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Combined wealth of Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Sergey Brin & Larry Page (Google) —> $322 billion Combined wealth of the bottom 50% of Americans —> $250 billion Welcome to the second Gilded Age.

“Darren Walker, a gay black man from Texas in a realm created by old-money elites, is the connector of connectors. In a new Gilded Age, he believes that wealth can be made to do more good.” This man is a miracle to many. Honored to know and work with him.

New York has the worst income inequality in the United States. In Manhattan, the top 1% make over 100 times more than the bottom 99%. Taxing the rich isn't class warfare. It's the only way to end a new Gilded Age.

.: "People looking back at this moment will not be able to believe that a country with $21 trillion in debt, with the greatest levels of income disparity that we've seen since the Gilded Age, would find as its solution $2 trillion in tax breaks for the rich."

We’re now in a second Gilded Age – ushered in by semiconductors, software and the internet – that has spawned a handful of giant hi-tech companies. They're also driving out competitors and corrupting politics. It's time to turn antitrust laws on them.

Richest 10% of Americans take a larger slice of the economic pie than they did in 1913, at peak of the Gilded Age

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Gorsuch writes a 5-4 opinion that says railroad execs can have their retirement bonuses tax-free. Gilded Age cosplay is getting out of hand.

Richest 10% of Americans take a larger slice of the economic pie than they did in 1913, at peak of the Gilded Age

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