But the irony of this Gilded Age is that the reigns of imperial CEOs can be quite short.
Cohan's House of Cards: The Fall of Bear Stearns and the End of the Second Gilded Age, will be published by Doubleday in 2009.
CEOs had entered the Gilded Age of Davos trips, talk-show appearances, book deals and even their own TV shows.
in the US, a period c 1870 to 1898 (or World War I), which was marked by the growth of industry and wealth which supported materialism and political corruption
coined by Mark Twain
in reference to an era in U.S. history, from the novel "The Gilded Age" by Mark Twain and C.D. Warner, published 1873.