Posts Tagged ‘robber barons’

Haiku Quartet: Capitalism, 101

December 29, 2016

1. “Hucksters have always – been allowed to pillage and – rob Americans”

2. “They used every means – even fraud and deception – to make their fortunes”

3. “America was – built and ruled on the backs of – exploited workers”

4. “If you cheat me I – won’t sue you, the law is too – slow, I’ll ruin you”

http://www.businessinsider.com/robber-barons-2016-5/#john-jacob-astor-was-americas-first-multimillionaire-and-built-americas-first-monopoly-1

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Haiku, The Gilded Age Redux, Take 2

February 11, 2015

http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-wealthy-have-pulled-america-back-19th-century

“Anyone can get – rich is the myth we gild our – inequities with”