Of the Power Differential Between the Rich and the Poor


“The top 400 taxpayers in the United States exercise 10,000 times the material power of the average citizen in the bottom 90%.  This differs little from the power differential in Ancient Rome between the Senators, and slaves and farm laborers who made up most of the population.”

- Fred L. Block and Margaret R. Somers, The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique, 2014


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