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Swollen Fortunes

In a 1906 article for the Post, author David Graham Phillips defended President Teddy Roosevelt’s attack on the corrupting power of the super rich. Note the author’s reference to the wealthy “1 percent,” a phrase that still resonates a century later.

Click here to download “Swollen Fortunes” (December 22, 1906), or read below. (See also “America’s Wealth Gap” in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue.)

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