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Topic Title: "The barbarians are at the gate. And they'll be coming for you next."
Topic Summary: The financier who coined that phrase has died.
Created On: 11/20/2011 10:33 PM
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ww

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It's a NY Times obituary (pay attention to the subscription barrier).  

Theodore J. Forstman, an early leveraged buyout operator, died at age 71.   The barbarians comment goes back to the late 1980s. 

"He played ice hockey at Yale and put himself through Columbia Law School with proceeds from gambling on bridge."  He also donated on a huge scale to charities, mostly for children.  



Edited: 11/20/2011 at 10:41 PM by ww
 11/21/2011 09:03 AM
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TheLetterTBird

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Interesting guy.

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