"The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars.
One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to
widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bull****.
You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.
We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip.
We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it.
Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy?
It's the free market. And you're a part of it. ..."
- Gordon Gekko "Wall Street" (just before Oct 1987 Stockmarket Crash)