A key document in the Progressive era, Other People's Money conveys a sense of moral outrage and political anger over the costs of the industrialization of the United States on traditional social and political values. A thorough introduction and questinos for considerations accompany the full text of Louis Brandeis's 1914 work.
Brandeis published his warning about the centralization of financial power in the US in 1914. Melvin L. Urofsky (constitutional history, Virginia Commonwealth U.-Richmond) decided to edit and publish a new edition, ostensibly to be used in college courses about Progressive-era history and reform. But he also suggests that, though the numbers and (some of) the names have changed, and though the national scene has become global, the patterns of ownership and behavior Brandeis described and the political and social consequences he foresaw are chillingly familiar today. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)