“Rockefeller and the Angry Commoners,” Slate, October 19, 2007

Former Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill thinks that John D. Rockefeller had it good. “I once thought how lucky the Carnegies and Rockefellers were because they made their money before there was an income tax,” Weill told the New York Times’ Louis Uchitelle in July. “I felt that everything of any great consequence was really all made in the past.”

Imagine Weill’s surprise, then, to discover himself occupying an economic world that more and more resembles Rockefeller’s.

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