American Style Capitalism – Then and Now

American capitalism has undergone much change from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century until the present day 21st century or “information age” as some would say. Although the general dynamic of a ruling class that lives like parasites on the backs of the working class has not changed, the face and methods of capitalism has.

The following graphics tell the story.

Early 20th Century Capitalism:

Capitalism pyramid
Capitalism pyramid

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21st Century Capitalism:

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