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We have no Theodore Roosevelt to face down today's greedy corporations
We have no Theodore Roosevelt to face down today's greedy corporations

The three opening installments of the latest Ken Burns documentary on PBS, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” offers a timely tutorial about an era when the greed and excessive power of corporations had distorted the American economy and created a huge gap in wealth between the rich and everyone else. Sound uncomfortably familiar?  When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, tycoons had grown fabulously wealthy through monopolistic manipulations of industry, and the economic deck was stacked against the common man and woman. T.R., the scion of a prominent New York family, was no stranger to wealth, but he was also raised with the conviction that those who...

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