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.
Economic conditions leading up to the American Revolution, and the rise of the shipping and trading classes.
The Astor family fortune: monopoly of the fur trade and criminal abuse of the Native Americans.
The colonization of America by British & Dutch Corporations, and the importation of black and white slaves.
The Astor family fortune: Dealings in opium, bribing government officials, and city land.
The Astor family fortune: the lucrative business of banking and all the fraud and corruption it entails.
Further consideration of the fortune of Marshall Field in Chicago, including his land and trading activities.
The Astor family fortune: the dealings of later generations and their lavish lifestyles.
The Vanderbilt Dynasty: Defrauding the Government during the American Civil War and patriotism from a safe distance.
The Vanderbilt Dynasty: the Erie Railroad, seeking consolidation, and $44,000,000 looted.
The Astor family fortune: dealings in tenement houses, railroads, and New York city politics.
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