Their Gilded Age--and Ours

What would the titans of the Gilded Age say about the revolutionary effects of the New Economy and the globalization on world affairs? We've been here before.

Issue: Spring 2001

Our attention was bound to come around to the first age of capital,
those years that stretched from Britain's repeal of the Corn Laws in
1846 to the outbreak of the First World War. For once we had entered
into a great controversy about the integration of global finance and
markets in our time, that first global economy became a very usable

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