by Chris Hedges
Posted on Dec 29, 2013 TruthDig.com
Money, as Karl Marx lamented, plays the largest part in determining the course of history. Once speculators are able to concentrate wealth into their hands they have, throughout history, emasculated government, turned the press into lap dogs and courtiers, corrupted the courts and hollowed out public institutions, including universities, to justify their looting and greed.
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Traders work at the Goldman Sachs posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.