As the result of the war, corporations have been enthroned by the war, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed.
~ Abraham Lincoln (b 1809)
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
~ Ambrose Bierce (b 1842)
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