Aristocracy Vs. Democracy in the US

“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.” — Legendary US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (Supreme Court justice from 1916-1939).

“Until we address this issue of concentrated economic power – be it in the hands of oil barons or tech types – our politics will continue to devolve like those of Rome in the late Republic, undermining the last vestiges of citizen-based politics.” — Joel Kotkin, NewGeography.com

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