"The only part of the so-called national wealth that actually enters into the collective possessions of modern peoples is their national debt ... The national debt has given rise to joint-stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage, in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy."
~ Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1 (1867)
One day, when we get away from all the patriotism in this country and confusion of Capitalism with
patriotism, Karl Marx will be viewed with the respect he more rightly deserves.