In a recent email, Bernard F. Dukore reminds us of a very relevant quotation. In light of recent events, it seems fair to conclude that Bernard Shaw was right when he wrote the following lines in the Preface to The Apple Cart:
"Money talks: money prints: money broadcasts: money reigns; and kings and labor leaders alike have to register its decrees, and even, by a staggering paradox, to finance its enterprises and guarantee its profits. Democracy is no longer bought: it is bilked."
The modern tycoons of Breakages, Limited must be rubbing their hands. I wonder what King Magnus would think of all this.