The New Robber Barons, is an anthology of Janet Tavakoli’s original chiefly web-based articles from the September 2008 financial crisis through February 2012. The original commentaries are unrevised so that readers experience the real-time thought process. Some background was repeated in commentaries so that they could read as stand-alone articles as events unfolded.
The eBook is for readers who do not wish to sift through web content, and who do not wish to read in print format, both of which are alternative options.
The New Robber Barons’ articles pick up where her previous book, Dear Mr. Buffett, ended. Tavakoli serves up example after stunning international example of no-strings-attached socialization of losses and privatization of gains. She exposes the criminogenic environment that enabled international oligarchs to solidify power.
Tavakoli’s conclusions were eventually confirmed by Congressional investigations.