Ruled by Wall Street

Much to do has been made in recent years about how politicians back Wall Street interests. Sadly this is nothing new.

“Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street.” ~ Mary Ellen Lease (Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, page 288)

Mary Ellen Lease was from Kansas. A Populist reformer. Speaking in 1890. Over a hundred years ago.

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