World's Greatest Industrialist?

Economic schoolboys love to argue over who is the world's most powerful industrialist. Last week the argument could almost be regarded as settled. The winner: beer-bellied, red-faced, medal-breasted Hermann Göring.

In 1937 the high-living Marshal had run out of pocket change. So his old steel friends in the Ruhr dropped a hint: for a license under the Four-Year Plan to develop Salzgitter's low-grade iron deposits, they would pay off his debts. But Planner Göring had a better plan: he decided to get into the steel business himself, boasted that he would make...

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