"Most modern countries are in the hands of those who control organized wealth and… the just and wise distribution of income is hindered by this monopoly. This power is entrenched behind barriers of legal sanction, guarded by the best brains of the country trained as lawyers, appointed to the bench, and elected to the legislature. The retention of this power is influenced tremendously by the propaganda of newspapers and news-gathering agencies, by radio and by special organization. The hand of organized wealth guides the education of youth."

–W. E. B. Du Bois (1945)