Men of Wealth By John T. Flynn


What gave rise to such an amazing treatise? It was the New Deal itself. As an old-time progressive, Flynn was scandalized by the extent of the involvement of large corporate America in the regimentation of FDR. He knew what so many “liberals” refused to face: the New Deal was really a version of corporate fascism dressed up in the guise of populist economic policy.

This fact made Flynn curious about the relationship between the state and the rich throughout history. Rather than merely bemoan events, he got to work on this research project. He discovered that it was always complicated: the wealthier classes have been entrepreneurial in both great and evil ways. He illustrates how in these biographical essays, which teach history in light of 20th century economic events.

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