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Not only are the plutocrats dilly-dallying on reviving the local governments, they are even chasing out rising stars.
David Nasaw, a historian who has written biographies of Andrew Carnegie and Joseph P Kennedy - two influential plutocrats from earlier eras in US history - agrees.
But at least he would have some voices concerned about working people, dealing with issues of jobs and downsizing and banks, some semblance of democratic accountability for Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats who are just running amuck.
This country is overpopulated but all its problems could be solved if the plutocrats made the interests, welfare and wellbeing of the indigenous population their paramount concern.
His gentle humor about the plutocrats who hated Roosevelt and about our need to help our neighbors who were down and out was much more influential than historians credit with persuading the average man to embrace the New Deal.
All that money has to go somewhere and luxury items are what the plutocrats buy.
That world along with Londonderry House are gone whilst patronage and influence continue through pop-stars, 'fixers', 'celebrities', and plutocrats.
Some Bush supporters are decent and intelligent, and yet they're knowingly returning to the White House an embarrassingly inept, ignorant, incurious, and unfeeling figurehead for the worst conventicle of religious nuts, plutocrats, and petrochemical bagmen ever to lay hold of our federal government.
Five British racing plutocrats have died in the past 12 months: the Duke of Devonshire (owner of Park Top and Bachelor Duke), the Duke of Bedford (Jupiter Island), Robert Sangster (Alleged, El Gran Senor, etc), film and television director the Earl of Pembroke, and property developer Lord Rayne.
No, playwright Beaumarchais' savvy barber-cum-valet and his bride-to-be don't now work for modern American plutocrats (see Peter Sellars), nor do they reside in a pile reminiscent of Poe's House of Usher (see Jonathan Miller).
They want these values to be implemented, and they are beginning to understand that plutocrats and liars have manipulated them.
His furniture was never cheap, but in the years leading up to World War I, there were plenty of hauts bourgeois, not to mention plutocrats and sovereigns, ranging from Simon Patino, the Bolivian tin magnate, to Kaiser Wilhelm II willing to place orders.