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