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The Second Gilded Age: Articles Worth Reading

The richest .1% of Americans control as much wealth as the poorest 90%. What does this mean for our society? Is this a necessary evil? Is this actually a good thing for the Republic? Here are some articles that will help you think through the issue.

Not Your Grandfather’s Insurgency — Criminal, Spiritual, and Plutocratic

Robert Bunker elucidates on his concept of the “Plutocratic Insurgency” and how it relates to other modern forms of insurgency.

AOC Thinks Concentrated Wealth Is Incompatible With Democracy. So Did Our Founders.

Eric Levitz provides a great read that digs deep into how our Founders would have viewed this issue. Worth your time even if you aren’t a fan of AOC.

RESEARCH GUIDE: PLUTOCRATIC INSURGENCY – THE GILDED AGE REDUX

Robert Bunker provides even more sources to help you understand the Plutocratic Insurgency.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU VERSUS THE PLUTOCRATIC INSURGENCY

A shameless plug for my article on this issue. I connect the issue to similar issues faced in ancient Athens, Walden, 1984, and the need for better education in the United States.

 

 

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