Opinion

Is it the 1890s all over again?

“Robber Barons” is a catchy label. At a time not so long ago it was used by Americans to describe powerful, wealthy captains of industry who monopolized the railroads, the steel industry, the tobacco industry, the oil industry and all industries in the U.S. They emerged during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s and controlled everything. Ultimately their ways brought about totally unacceptable conditions that led . . .

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