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“The loose policies of the 1920s Federal Reserve spurred a borrowing wave and promoted a new financial elite, described with pitiless precision by Brooks: white-mustached Jack Morgan and his “brains,” Tom Lamont; the German-Jewish power brokers of Kuhn Loeb; and the infamous bucket-shop operator Jesse Livermore, known as The Boy Plunger.”
“Mr. Gilman wanted Mr. Harper to help him write a book about his experiences as a bucket-shop broker.”
“The biggest legend of the bucket-shop world may be Al Palagonia, the top salesman at now-defunct D.H. Blair.”
“Mr. Elgindy, himself a bucket-shop refugee, has had some run-ins with the authorities over the years.”
“The grandfather dallied too often with the "bucket-shop" before he forgave his foolish child, and when he came to his better paternal self, he hadn't much to leave his little granddaughter.”
“A bucket-shop, my son," said the father, feelingly, "a bucket-shop is a modern cooperage establishment to which a man takes a barrel and brings back the bung-hole.”
“He tried a little gamble in "May wheat" with a Winnipeg bucket-shop, plunging what was to him the important sum of twenty dollars.”
“Our precious politicians can go to Geneva and swindle the Abyssinians with all the dignity of a gang of bucket-shop promoters and slap the poor deluded Spaniard on the back and tell him he's just dreaming about Italians and Germans helping the rebels in his so-called civil war; but the honour of England has been vindicated.”
“The large banks stop public business at half-past twelve, and after that hour is the opportunity of the bucket-shop.”
“The meaning of bucket-shop and to water, for example, is familiar to every London brokers clerk.”
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