An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age. Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. F. Pettigrew was the first senator from the state of South Dakota, and he made no friends during his time in the US Congress. These are his memoirs.
In this episode – Continued reading of Triumphant Plutocracy by Richard Franklin Pettigrew, including Chapter II: The Land for the People. Pettigrew’s Bill To Decentralize Government Land Ownership. Public Land To States Allowed To Leased, But Never Sold. Plan Would Generate $2,000,000 In Revenue In South Dakota Alone. Revenue Would Go To Building Resevoirs On Rivers Throughout Country. Plan To Irrigate 500,000,000 Acres Of Arid Land. Plan Would Help Prevent Flooding And Droughts. Little Enthusiasm In Congress For Conservation. America Turns To Empire Following Spanish-American War. Reading of Chapter III: Banks and Bankers. “The Evolution of a Banker.” The Banker Is A Parasite. Banking Under The National Bank Act. Lending Money And Creating Money. Japan Abandons the National Bank System In Favor Of Central Banking. The Inception Of The Federal Reserve?