PART ONE

The Crisis of Oligarchy

A lady asked Dr. Franklin, Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.—From the notes of Dr. James McHenry, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention

The COVID-19 outbreak has laid bare the state of oligarchy in America: while millions of Americans face bankruptcy and struggle to pay their mortgage or rent during this pandemic, a handful of oligarchs inside and outside the Trump White House have profiteered while also engineering huge power grabs.

Using the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse, Trump issued an executive order to trash protective regulations that go back as far as the 1800s.

The heads of all agencies shall identify regulatory standards ...

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