INEQUALITY

Capitalism is Killing Democracy

We’re in the middle of a second Gilded Age, but no one seems to realize unrestrained capitalism is the problem

A political cartoon from 1883 aimed at wealthy businessmen Cyrus Field (1819–1892), Jay Gould (1836–1892), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877), and Russell Sage (1816–1906). Laborers awash in a sea of hard times struggle to hold up the lumber, paper, and linen industries with low-wage jobs on their backs as the industrialists and their millions weigh them down. Credit: STOCK MONTAGE/GETTY IMAGES

Trader Monthly was a lifestyle magazine that ran from November 2004 to February 2009. While the publication’s stated audience was well-heeled participants in the financial trading…

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