TODAY'S SUPER ROBBER BARONS
In school they may still teach about the "Robber Baron" era of American history.
Today's monopolists are so big and powerful as to make past versions appear like kids at lemonade stands. One of the lesser of their number was able to purchase, by himself, once-mighty Chrysler Motor Car company.
UNreported by literary journalists is today's robber baron media: Rupert Murdoch, Summer Redstone, Si Newhouse and a few other fabulously wealthy individuals dominating music, movies, TV, and the print media. (Tom Hendricks of Musea zeen has done much research on this issue.)
To see gigantic media, visit the Conde-Nast and Time-Life buildings in New York City. Either produces more magazine noise than the rest of America combined. Evil skyscrapers.
Which returns us to this blog's ongoing serial. . . .
Soon to appear: Chapter Nine: Part 3 of "The Meeting."
(I also have a Monday Report upcoming at www.literaryrevolution.com: "DIY?: The Miranda July Story.")