History of America’s One Percent – Episode #6

hogaf-logo-wip2In 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, and discover the origins of the American 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted.

Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material.  The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.


 In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part II, Chapter I:  The Origin of Huge City Estates.  Feudal Lords in 1846.  Aristocracy Founded in City Land.  City Land Impervious to Changing Economic Conditions.  Huge Expansion of Urban Populations.  New York Becomes the Center of Trade.  Astor Richer Than Many Millions of People Combined.  Cheating on Property Taxes.

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PART II, CHAPTER I – FOOTNOTES

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History of America’s One Percent – Episode #5

hogaf-logo-wip2In 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.

Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material.  The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.


 In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. Includes Part I, Chapter VI:  Girard – Richest of the Shippers.  Stephen Girard’s Whitewashed Legacy.  His Humble Origins.  A Miserable Miser.  Profiting From the Haitian Revolution.  Purchases First Central Bank.  How He Treats His Employees.  Girard Single-handedly Saves US Government With Usurious War Loans.  Becomes Director of the Second Bank of the United States.  The Bank Is Caught Bribing The Press.  His Massive Fortune Left to Philanthropy.

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PART I, CHAPTER VI – FOOTNOTES

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