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From the Magazine In March, David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandchild of robber baron John D. Rockefeller, died at the age of 101.
This sweeping history of the decades after the Civil War decries the spoliations White sees everywhere among robber barons and corrupt politicians.
Saddling up to one of these high-walled behemoths, all men–whether a rummy, rabble rouser, a robber baron or a Roosevelt—were equal.
Today’s corporate bosses aren’t the robber barons or country-club networkers of yesteryear.
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: a wealthy person who tries to get land, businesses, or more money in a way that is dishonest or wrong
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