“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
—U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (6/1/1916 – 2/13/1939) Louis Brandeis
I heard this quoted in Robert B. Reich’s intriguing & informative audiobook Saving Capitalism for the Many, Not the Few as I was driving home from work yesterday. If you’re interested in learning how our federal government has become so thoroughly enslaved to Wall Street, lobbying firms, and other extremely powerful and influential moneyed interests, I highly recommend it.
It’s time to start electing representatives who’re interested in busting up the new monopolists the way Teddy Roosevelt and other progressive Republicans did in the early 20th century.
What do y’all think?