The wealthy, in the United States, on the other hand, certainly hold power and influence. The revolution was largely crafted by them, the state which existed afterwards was molded in their image, the industrial capitalist who superceded the original wealth crafted the rise of modern America.
Hardly comparable situations and plights, I'm afraid.
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Their "public" use of wealth -- to create jobs via corporations or business -- is also increasingly inefficient at job creation because modern economics and marketing is the science of creating as much wealth as possible while creating as few jobs as possible so that a greater portion of the wealth will be reserved for shareholders and for executives (in the distant past, separate entities, but these days, mostly the same people). If you do create a job, it's better to create it in China and India where they'll work for pennies and then sell it back wholesale to the domestic market on credit. A process that creates serfs and slaves.
In the old, old days when modern capitalism was just starting out, "executives" (merchants and artificers) performed their service on behalf of shareholders who were usually landed aristocrats who backed economic endeavors (such as the establishment of a windmill to power simple machines) on the surety of their lands and properties. These days, the source of wealth is the capability to create wealth, so executives carry value that used to exist in land and property in their own person and reputation as wealth creators.
Which means Donald Trump is the guy who both creates and has all the wealth, as opposed to the guy who creates wealth on behalf of others in exchange for a fee. That's basically the resuscitation of the lord class.
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