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Day 458 April 3 2010

In 5th line on April 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

“In a Senate full of very rich men – it was becoming known as the “millionaire’s club” – he was one of the richest, having supposedly sold his stake in the United Traction and Electric Company of Rhode Island for $10 million; he boasted a grand estate in Newport, Rhode Island, and his daughter Abby had married John D. Rockefeller, Jr. “~~Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

A look at the banking industry from before the Great Depression and how those decisions affect us today. Amazon’s #43 in Best of 2009.

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