Robber Barons

Definition

A reference to 19th-century businessmen who increased their wealth and power by unethical means. Today, the term is used to refer to corporate raiders.

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You may think of another company as robber barons and will need to be careful when dealing with them in the future.

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Robber Barons have been enriching themselves by stealing from their own customers for over one hundred years, proving that not much changes over time.

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When my company received a hostile takeover bid from a competitor, my boss was quoted in the newspaper as describing the other company's leadership as a bunch of modern-day robber barons.

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