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Frenzied Finance

Vol. 1: The Crime of Amalgamated

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 201,692 / 586 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.9
LoC Category: HG
Downloads: 612
Added to site: 2008.08.17 21747
Genre: Non-fiction

An expose of the stock rigging of Amalgamated Copper by the owners (Standard Oil, Rockefellers, and others) which resulted in huge profits for a few, and large losses for most small share-holders.

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stock-exchanges; of some of the corporations and of some of the signs and tokens of corporation ownership; of some of their histories; of some of their doings, and of some of their contemplated doings. These kindergarten pictures I will endeavor to paint, not in that "over-the-head" verbosity or "under-the-feet" profundity and intricacy of the political economy pedant, which are as the canvases of the Whistler school to the masses; but rather will I use the brush of the artisan who in giving us our white fences, our gray cottages, and our green blinds sets off those things which make up the pictures the people really understand and dearly prize.

In the last few years the public has heard many stories of this Juggernaut "System," which has grown to be the greatest private power in our land--greater almost than the power which governs the nation, because it is not only great within itself but by its peculiar workings is really a part of the power which governs the people. Particularly has it been told t



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