The tech billionaires didn't make their money by founding public institutions; indeed,some of them look more like thenew robber barons
It is obvious the ordinary population is disenchanted with the increasing numbers of politicians and levels of government and the tendency to act like medieval robber barons
An Objectivist society would be a cold, vicious place, very much like our own during the age of the Robber Barons
Big suits and robber barons
of the post-beat era watched as Ed Templeton, Aaron Rose Raymond Pettibone, Carlo McCormick, and Ryan McGinley were match-missed with Brian Eno, Kim Gordon, Jeff Tremaine, Asia Argento and Nan Goldin.
We are fortunate to have the likes of Morris, who isn't looking for anything from the big studs, who should be operating a fair system, instead of behaving like robber barons
By taking historic walking tours we learn about the Spanish influence, the Gold Rush in 1849, the home of some of the ruthless robber barons
, and the influence of writers, artists and jazz musicians.
Stanley Park (its northern counterpart) has to suffer a great deal of pillaging before relying upon the modern day equivalent of robber barons
to restore what remains of a once great park.
A recent World Bank-funded report concluded that the robber barons
are still "as active as they ever were" and they are "not only free to roam, but are in fact encouraged to do so by persons whose proper role is to exercise control over them.
But today, the foundations of robber barons
and modern corporations are moving beyond charitable support for tony cultural events and educational endowments, and toward more gauzy displays.
Still, Enron stands as the signature scandal of the new economy, reinforcing the notion that, for all the progress made since the robber barons
of the late 1800s, fair and open markets remain more an ideal than a reality.
Declining oil prices won't change the situation except, perhaps, to make its robber barons
a little less rich.
But in these geopolitical parables the international robber barons
get their comeuppance and watching them get their just deserts is wicked fun.
At least according to these self-generated press clippings, the Robber Barons
He has created--or rather, re-created--a series of sixty-five black-and-white 'vintage" photographs from Clayton, Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh estate, now a museum that preserves the nineteenth-century Industrialist's home as it existed when robber barons
roamed the earth.
The long-term hope for Indonesia involves yesterday's Robber Barons
deciding to become tomorrow's pillars of society and supporting the institutional overhaul required to return Indonesia to a sustainable development path.