Wednesday, January 10, 2018

we have done this to ourselves

America’s “Gilded Age” ran from about 1870 through the turn of the 20th century, but it wasn’t gold for everyone.

These were good times if your name was Astor or Carnegie, Vanderbilt or Rockefeller, Dupont or Pulitzer or Mellon.

They wore diamonds and top hats. 
The rest of America was in rags. 

And the vast majority of wealth was in the control 
of just 4 or 5 companies by 1895.

The “middle” class of the Gilded Age complained bitterly about the concentration of obscene wealth in the hands of so few.

Most Americans don’t know their history and thus, 
we are all doomed to repeat it.

But this time we've traded away our right to complain.

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