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The Fine Print of Old Money

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The Fine Print

The Fine Print


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“Behind every great fortune is a great crime.” Ever heard that line before? In this episode your hosts, Bryan Babcock and Seterria Brodnex, will bring that saying to life with an examination of the great family fortunes of the United States, and the crimes that made them. From the Astors to the Waltons, the oldest wealth of our nation was built on the backs of U.S. Citizens, and thrived through great atrocities. As morals and ethics leave the conscience, the money enters. Many of the wealthiest members of this country have hidden the memories of their misdeeds with vast fortunes spent on the public good. But the history is not entirely erased. Tune in to find out just how far our capitalistic society has bent the government’s law, and broken the laws of society, for the sake of profit. You’d be surprised that these crimes are not a thing of the past as we move into new generations looking to establish themselves as old money one day. What crimes are ahead?