Don't be fooled; This issue is not about who will manage the land better (and rest assured the states won't do any better), it is just a modern-day version of the same puppeteering of politicians by robber barons
we saw 100 years ago.
Unlike Thiel, the Gilded Age robber barons
knew the difference between their businesses and charitable endeavours.
You'll save yourself money and take some cash back from the robber barons
Why did all the great robber barons
of the 19th century come of age within a decade of one another?
Who are the unknown robber barons
hiding behind PFI contracts?
Heinz build an industrialized food processing empire well before Henry Ford rose to greatness; yet in an era notorious for its ruthless robber barons
, Heinz had a surprisingly good reputation for treating his employees well.
We don't want water companies to be seen as 21st century robber barons
, demanding price rises from consumers who cannot say no, but leaking water and restricting supplies to households in return.
Of all Canada's greatest robber barons
, he was the one who got caught.
But in the nineteenth century, municipal governments and robber barons
alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors.
The White House's cosy relationship with the energy industry is reaping huge rewards for the few, with George W and friends "treating our country as a grab bag for robber barons
, doling out the commons to giant polluters".
Defending robber barons
is just one of DiLorenzo's attacks on conventional wisdom, such as the belief that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal economic program brought the United States out of the Great Depression during the 1930s.