Theodore Roosevelt on Inequality 1910

Theodore RooseveltThe true friend of property, the true conservative, is he who insists that property shall be the servant and not the master of the commonwealth; who insists that the creature of man’s making shall be the servant and not the master of the man who made it. The citizens of the United States must effectively control the mighty commercial forces which they have themselves called into being… The absence of effective State, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.    —Theodore Roosevelt, “Square Deal” speech (1910) [Quoted from Winner-Take-All Politics]

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