Plutocracy Quotes

  • “Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy.”
    o Warren Buffet speaking to the US Senate Finance Committee, November 14,2007

  • We’re not a democracy. It’s a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we’re a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy.
    o Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General

  • Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy.
    o John Pierpont Morgan

  • I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
    o Thomas Jefferson

  • This court is no respecter of wealth or other claims of immunity!
    o Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis

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