Letters, Mar. 11, 1996

HOW TO GET RICH QUICK

YOUR COMPARISON OF THE ENTREPREneurs of the '90s and the get-rich-quick crowd of the '80s is unfair. The only thing today's instant millionaires [BUSINESS, Feb. 19] have in common with the superrich of the '80s is the money; the similarity stops there. Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, KKR and their ilk destroyed tens of thousands of jobs annually and made a handful of already stinking-rich people that much richer. In their wake they left piles of worthless paper--no new industries, just paper. Marc Andreessen, Steven Jobs, Bill Schrader and their peers create jobs. They are helping build...

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