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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders
2016-03-12 20:17:55 GMT
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"One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this word was rarely heard outside the plains of north India until the late 18th century, when it suddenly became a common term across Britain. To understand how and why it took root and flourished in so distant a landscape, one need only visit Powis Castle."
I thought the very first corporate raiders were the Knights Templar, and they sure did a whole lot of raiding
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