One hundred years ago, robber barons ruled Montana:
A massive corporation controlled legislators and judges, and a commentator observed that “local folks now found themselves locked in the grip of a corporation controlled from Wall Street and insensitive to their concerns.”
An expert testified before the U.S. Senate about “large sums of money that have been expended” on campaigns and how “many people have become so indifferent to voting.”
Dan Morain considers how the Citizens Benighted ruling is greasing the skids accelerating the dominance of our modern robber barons. Follow the link to see how the past is repeating itself.