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When in the years following the American Revolution, Jeffersonian democrats raised alarms about the “moneycrats” and their counterrevolutionary intrigues -- they meant Alexander Hamilton and his confederates in particular -- they were worried about the installation in the New World of a British system of merchant capitalism that would undo the democratic and egalitarian promise of the Revolution.
And, of course, these broke but suddenly brilliant people carried out their stupendous looting without the slightest complicity from the aforementioned moneycrats.
At least we know who one of the moneycrats by pratliff94 on Tuesday, Mar 27, 2007 at 12: 30: 16 AM
Senator Long, the latest in a long line of Southern populist demagogues, had been decrying the power of land barons, “moneycrats,” and big oil since his days as Louisiana’s governor.