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Forum Post: History lesson - France 1830: “From now on the bankers will rule”

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 8, 2012, 3:22 p.m. EST by ciaoant1 (16)
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After the July Revolution [of 1830], when the liberal banker Laffitte led his Compère, the Duke of Orleans, in triumph to the Hotel de Ville, he let fall the words: “From now on the bankers will rule”. Laffitte had betrayed the secret of the revolution.

It was not the French bourgeoisie that ruled under Louis Philippe, but one faction of it: bankers, stock-exchange kings, railway kings, owners of coal and iron mines and forests, a part of the landed proprietors associated with them – the so-called financial aristocracy. It sat on the throne, it dictated laws in the Chambers, it distributed public offices, from cabinet portfolios to tobacco bureau posts. ... http://whataboutmarx.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-now-on-bankers-will-rule.html

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[-] 1 points by merkozy (12) from New York, NY 2 years ago

No wonder the French used to burn bankers on the stake- together with witches and war traitors! http://www.maverickonomics.com/