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Forum Post: The rationale for separation of powers in government was that the US Founding Fathers didn't trust power concentrated in too few hands. There should be a corresponding check upon the power of concentrated wealth.

Posted 6 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 3:13 p.m. EST by shinyheart (27)
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[-] 3 points by littleg (452) 6 years ago

You scare the Rothschilds and Rockefellers in their graves ;) Well done

[-] 2 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 6 years ago

absolutely true, and in fact the constitution said that congress would print and coin the money and regulate the value of it, and thats how the country ran until the bankers got back in control 50 years later.

[-] 1 points by bjoyce (9) 6 years ago

Total agreement. What is needed here is for a critique of financial power to enter the stream of common sense in the same way the 18th-cent. critique of political power helped delegitimize divine rights and the naturalness of the social order. A Montesquieuvian angle is perfect precisely that half is already immersed in common sense (well, in a way).