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Tom Wolfe On 'Masters Of The Universe'

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Tom Wolfe On 'Masters Of The Universe'

Tom Wolfe On 'Masters Of The Universe'

Tom Wolfe On 'Masters Of The Universe'

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Author Tom Wolfe calls them "Masters of the Universe" — the ambitious young people who took Wall Street by storm in the 1980s and helped usher in an era of greed and prosperity. But where are they now? Two words: hedge funds. Madeleine Brand talks to Wolfe about how these people are faring now, amid the economic meltdown.