History of Americas One Percent
fileandclaw322.wordpress.com | @fileandclaw322 | In this podcast series we dive into the long and shadowy history of America’s ruling elite through the works of authors who were either silenced, suppressed, or forgotten, to discover the origins of the 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted.
The Astor family fortune: dealings in tenement houses, railroads, and New York city politics.
The Astor family fortune: scandalous dealings in politics and the death of the family patriarch.
The Astor family fortune: the lucrative business of banking and all the fraud and corruption it entails.
The Astor family fortune: Dealings in opium, bribing government officials, and city land.
The Astor family fortune: monopoly of the fur trade and criminal abuse of the Native Americans.
Population growth in America and the origins of wealthy families founded on land ownership in the cities.
Stephen Girard: the richest shipper of his time and the robber baron proto-type.
The real "patriots" who propelled the American Revolution, and who took control of the newly formed Confederated States.
Economic conditions leading up to the American Revolution, and the rise of the shipping and trading classes.
The Great landed families of America and how they obtained their wealth through fraud and corruption.
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