Overthrow the Speculators
"Speculation in the 17th century was a crime. Speculators were hanged."
(Originally published in Common Dreams, December 30, 2013)
Money, as Karl Marx lamented, plays the largest part in determining the course of history. Once speculators are able to concentrate wealth into their hands they have, throughout history, emasculated government, turned the press into lap dogs and courtiers, corrupted the courts and hollowed out publ