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NYT Column Called Carlos Slim a Robber Baron

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Sure, Carlos Slim is currently being talked up as the white knight of The New York Times, but back in August of 2007, the paper ran an opinion piece called "Mexico's Plutocracy Thrives on Robber-Baron Concessions." Guess who had a starring role in the column.

Among the things Eduardo Porter wrote: "It takes about nine of the captains of industry and finance of the 19th and early 20th centuries -- Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John J. Astor, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Stewart, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, Jay Gould and Marshall Field -- to replicate the footprint that Mr. Slim has left on Mexico. ... But the momentous scale is not the most galling aspect of Mr. Slim's riches. There's the issue of theft" (bolding mine).

Via Ace of Spades

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