‘Capitalism’ and ‘corruption’ go together.’ It is time to reflect on this unholy alliance we see at work.
President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865 ) observed before his death:
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
[David C. Korten quotes this in his When Corporations Rule the World (p. 58) from Harvey Wasserman’s America Born & Reborn (pp.89-90) ]