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Rewriting history yet again
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April 19, 2004
examinedlife.typepad.com/ johnbelle/ 2004/04/ mephistopheles_.html
I see that one W. Folsom has written a book entitled The Myth of the Robber Barons (scroll down the Amazon page for some good reviews and a humorously instructive list of what customers who bought this book also purchased www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0963020315/103-9488332-0417417?v=glance). 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." Let's just look at some of the highlights of his career ...

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