THE RICH AND THE SUPER-RICH by Dr. Ferdinand Lundberg
This is a massive tome, published in the late 1960s, which chronicles the goings and comings–and origins–of the real rulers of the United States, the oligarchical dynastic families such as the Rockefellers, the DuPonts, the Mellons, and a handful of others. Lundberg assiduously documents what makes these oligarchs tick, where they associate in elitist power-brokering exclusive social clubs, how they preserve and exponentially grow their collosal fortunes, and how they employ corporate CEOs and congressional leaders alike to serve their own profiteering, tax-evading ends. Lundberg insightfully illustrates how these, America’s ruling clans, shape and drive public policy; that these oligarchs smoothly transition back and forth, between “Welfare State” or “Warfare State”–it makes no difference to them, they make huge profits either way. In quite specific ways, Lundberg shows how they do this.
The research that must have gone into a work like this is awe-inspiring. It is so revealing of the truly ugly inner workings of the government and history of America, Inc. that it is little wonder this book has become and remains out of print. Lundberg, writing at the time of the Vietnam War, factually and painstakingly illustrates time and again how the ruling system of the U.S. is, for all practical purposes, very little different from the ruling system of the U.S.S.R.; and no doubt Lundberg was right about that, and no doubt this is why this extraordinarily revealing work has, more or less, been officially censored by the major publishing houses which are, of course, ultimately bought and controlled by the very same oligarchical ruling caste upon which Lundberg is shining an uncomfortable spotlight. Of course the rulers are going to make him turn it off before too many people see them for what they are, what they’ve done, and what they are doing.
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