276 – “Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. But there is another harm; and it is evident that we should try to do away with that. The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.”

–Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States


“Let us be clear about our choice. When we raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, no one dies. When we cut Social Security and Medicare, people die.”

Annabel Park

“Being born elite in the US gives you a constellation of privileges that very few people in the world have ever experienced. Being born poor in the US gives you disadvantages unlike anything in Western Europe and Japan and Canada.”

David Levine

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“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” — “An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where even the rich use public transportation.”

“Un país desarrollado no es un lugar donde los pobres tienen automóviles. Es donde los ricos utilizan el transporte público.”

“Una ciudad avanzada no es un lugar donde los pobres se mueven en los coches, sino que es donde incluso los ricos usan el transporte público”.

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– Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, 797th Mayor of Bogotá (Top)

– Enrique Peñalosa Londoño, 793rd and 798th Mayor of Bogotá (Bottom)