One Cheer for Plutocracy
My previous column dealt with social justice, specifically through the lens of issues around institutional racism. This time the subject is economic justice. On that score, an old adage comes to mind: "The only color that matters is green." An "upshot ...
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The birth of American plutocracy: When the 1 percent conquered US politics
What came to be known as the Great Upheaval, the movement for the eight-hour day, elicited what one historian has called “a strange enthusiasm.” The normal trade union strike is a finite event joining two parties contesting over limited, if sometimes ...
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