It was never meant to be this way

July 16th, 2002 – 9:49 pm
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“The founding principles of what we now proudly call the ‘American free market system’ flowered in an era of enormous bribes, massive legislative corruption, and the creation of great anti-competitive cartels. It was a time when the government, in a precursor to industrial policy, gave two railroad companies 21 million acres of free land. And it was also the time that American workers, who had once used commerce to free themselves from the economic and social straitjacket of the monarchy, found themselves servants of a new rigid hierarchy, that of the modern corporation.”

The above is part of an excellent excerpt from Sam Smith’s SHADOWS OF HOPE. The excerpt discusses the history of corporations in the United States, which have gone from being our servants to being our masters, and it’s well worth a read.

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