May

7

 Many of the themes Vic hits strongly on in his posts about how the financial markets are fed by money supplied by the public, which ends up in the pockets of the flexions — and many others — are driven home in the article, "A Life Driven by Desire," on p C13 of today's WSJ.

The article is a review of Theodore Dreiser's "The Financier," which is based on the life of Charles Tyson Yerkes, "one of the more freewheeling Gilded Age robber barons."


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