The Origins of the 1969 Conservative Plan to “Save America” by Promoting “Wealth Tolerance”

I read the other day that the 400 richest Americans possess more wealth than the poorest 140 million.This seems like a good moment to remind people about  the cabal of conservatives who in 1969 dubbed themselves “The Famous Five” and created “The Plan” that would lead to the conservative ascendency of the past four decades. Herewith a link to a piece I wrote a few years ago about this little-known history. I still have the papers referred to in this essay, and I suppose that one day I’ll get around to publishing a book on this topic.  Meanwhile, here are some fragments of the amazing story:

http://www.corpse.org/archives/issue_14/new_economics/bromell.html

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