Robber Barron

Academic, The Economy

I enjoyed this post from John & Belle Have a Blog:

I see that one W. Folsom has written a book entitled The Myth of the Robber Barons … Well, as a direct descendant of the most bastardly of all the robber barons, Jay Gould, I’m not taking this lying down. I’ll have you know that he fully deserved his monicker The Mephistopheles of Wall Street”, not to mention the evocative nickname Robber of Widows and Children.”