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HOW MANY CRIMES DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD AN EMPIRE?During the railway “mania” of the 1840s, first Britain and then the rest of the world was transformed by the new iron roads. No other invention in the history of mankind had such a profound impact on society. It was the beginning of global pollution, multinational corporations and the unholy alliance between government and big business.Many members of the middle class tried to become rich by investing in railway stocks. Those at the bottom of society, the navvies, built the railways under fearfully dangerous conditions, and lived short, miserable lives. But a handful of this blood soaked under class became some of the richest men in the empire. They were friends of kings and queens and had power great enough to make and unmake governments and crush the rights of others.The Iron Beast is the story of a giant of a man who will stop at nothing to build the iron roads of Britain and raise himself high above the secrets and squalor of his early life. The Iron Beast points out how many of today’s worst ecological practices began. It also outlines the beginnings of the financial markets and how their inherent weaknesses were built into our current system.

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Expired Deals The Iron Beast HOW MANY CRIMES DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD AN EMPIRE?During the railway “mania” of the 1840s, first Britain and then the rest of the world was transformed by the new iron roads. No other invention in the history of mankind had such a profound impact on society. It was the beginning of global pollution, multinational corporations and the unholy alliance between government and big business.Many members of the middle class tried to become rich by investing in railway stocks. Those at the bottom of society, the navvies, built the railways under fearfully dangerous conditions, and lived short, miserable lives. But a handful of this blood soaked under class became some of the richest men in the empire. They were friends of kings and queens and had power great enough to make and unmake governments and crush the rights of others.The Iron Beast is the story of a giant of a man who will stop at nothing to build the iron roads of Britain and raise himself high above the secrets and squalor of his early life. The Iron Beast points out how many of today’s worst ecological practices began. It also outlines the beginnings of the financial markets and how their inherent weaknesses were built into our current system. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518duB5rqZL._SL160_.jpg
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