Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Mike Carson wrote:
I'll suggest the Gould family (Jay & later George) practiced an extractive management style where the stockholder dividend was paramount and every thing else secondary.If you really think this about Jay Gould, you need to read Maury Klein's bio of Gould, which explodes many of the tired and inaccurate jibes directed at Jay for decades. George, on the other hand, appears to have been either incompetent or consumed with visions of impossible glory. There's little evidence George generated much in the way of dividends to anyone but himself.
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