Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes a daily blog appearing on latimes.com. His seventh book, “Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America,” has just been published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. His previous books include “Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age” and “The New Deal: A Modern History.” His business column appears in print every Sunday, and occasionally on other days. Hiltzik and colleague Chuck Philips shared the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/hiltzikm and on Facebook at facebook.com/hiltzik.
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States with only 11% of the U.S. population got their way in the abortion ruling. This isn’t democracy.
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A former Getty financial advisor accuses the family of cheating on its taxes by millions of dollars.
The Massachusetts high court has thrown out a ballot initiative by ride-hailing companies as greedy and deceptive.
A descendant of a California land baron is unhappy about San Francisco’s condition. She blames Chesa Boudin and progressives. The facts say otherwise.
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