Posts Tagged ‘greed’

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Summary: Illustration shows an interior view of a boardroom where the appearance of a ghost labeled “Spirit of Honesty” has frightened the men conducting business there, who are labeled “Corporation Lawyer, Fake Promoter, Secret Rebater [hiding under the table], Lobbyist, Public Service Grafter, Public Exploiter, Hypocrite, Employed Perjurer, Speculating Trust Co, [and the] Yellow Dog Keeper”. Also shown are the “Yellow Dog” and several sheets of “Watered Stock”. Hanging on the wall is a sign that states “Dont Knock – Boost”.

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Summary: Illustration shows a man wearing a crown labeled “Money Power”, sitting on a throne at his place of business labeled “Goats to Satisfy Popular Clamor”, among goats in cages labeled “Insurance Goat, Political Goat, Clerical Goat, Banking Goat, Labor Goat, Trust Goat, [and] Wall St. Goat”, and at his feet is a wastebasket filled with papers labeled “Indictments”; a policeman labeled “The Law” is dragging a goat toward a crowd reaching for someone or something to blame, with one man pointing to a “Jail” in the background.

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Summary: Illustration shows a man wearing top hat and tuxedo labeled “Stock Manipulation”, one hand resting on a deck of “Marked Cards” and the other on a stack of gambling chips next to “Loaded Dice” and a wheel labeled “Brace Roulette”, all on a playing table labeled “Wall Str[eet]”, behind him are money bags and papers labeled “Fiduciary Funds, Treasury Deposits, Other Peoples’ Money, Bank Loans, [and] Pools”; standing in the foreground and looking up at the man is a diminutive man holding his “Savings” behind his back.

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Summary: Illustration shows a game of chess between a hand labeled “Political Pull” showing a cufflink labeled “Brass Check” and a hand labeled “Reform”. The chess board is labeled “[Depar]Tment of Police” and some of the squares are labeled “Race Track, Suburbs, White Lights, Gambling District, Goatville, Financial District, Tenderloin, Red Light District, Lonely Beat, [and] Hell’s Kitchen”. The police officers, some in plainclothes, are labeled “Crooked Captain, Inspector, Sleuth, ‘Fixed’ Captain, Honest Captain, Grafting Captain, Honest Inspector, Plainclothes Man, [and] Sergeant”.


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Summary: Illustration shows the Statue of Liberty knocked from its pedestal and lying in the harbor; it has been replaced by a golden cow wearing a crown and a necklace emblazoned with a “$”. The illustration is captioned with a large question mark.


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Summary: Illustration shows two arms emerging from the clouds and reaching across the landscape in opposite directions, on the right is the hand of the arm that extends from the left, it is labeled “Politics” and is about to grab hold of a building labeled “The Banks”, and on the left, is the hand of the arm that extends from the right, it is labeled “The Banks” and is using its thumb to squash the U.S. Capitol labeled “Politics”.

Caption: Which is worse, financial control of politics, or political control of finance?


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Summary: Illustration shows Nelson W. Aldrich standing at the top of a human pyramid on a platform labeled “The Senator”, on the next level down John D. Rockefeller and a bloated man, typically identified with trusts, are sitting on bags of money on a platform labeled “The Big Interests”, below them are men with bags labeled “Graft” and “Dough Bag”, standing on a platform labeled “The Bosses”, beneath them comes a larger group of men standing on a platform labeled “The State Legislature”, and finally at the bottom is a group on a platform labeled “The People, who are being crushed by the weight of those above them.


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