BOHANON & CUROTT: Market economy makes us richer than Rockefeller

When the first-ever Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans came out in 1918, John D. Rockefeller was on top with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion. Adjusted for inflation, that’s more than $20 billion today. Does that staggering sum make you envious? It shouldn’t. Consider the following hypothetical: How much money would someone have to offer […]

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