In mankind's march towards a survivable social ethic, it's always been two steps forward and one step back. America, during the 1980s and continuing into the 90s, is certainly one of those steps back. At its worst, it was a wretched period of greed, avarice and excess, but differing from the Robber Barons of a century ago in creating paper empires at the expense of productive wealth. This was a generation of profiteers, strip-mining the savings and earnings of American workers and retirees under the sneering philosophies of "greed is good." What happened to the Fords, the McCpys, and the Lands, the giants of industry who believed that a better product, process or service would bring a better world? This book revisits the plunder of the 1980s in the hope that both the lessons learned and the price still to be paid will jar our society back to a rule of law, to higher expectations imposed on professions and businesses alike, to a sharper level of public shame and sanctions that send the "greed is good" canard to a deserved oblivion.
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