Overflight, 17

“… in Federal Germany, 70% of all shares with voting rights are controlled by three commercial banks; two hundred British industries representing 85% of all production and one hundred and fifty companies encompassing 75% of export rest with fifteen big banks; in the United States, five out of the 13,000 banks hold 90% of the oil industry, 66% of the iron and steel industry and machinery production companies, and 75% of all chemical businesses…”
Charles Levinson, as quoted in Joaquin Bochaca, La finanza y el poder (Finance and Power)

“And what hurts our eyes in the first place is that in our times there is not only concentration of wealth, but moreover the accumulation of an immense power, of a despotic rule over the economy in the hands of a few, often not even owners, but merely trustees and administrators of the funds, that they have at their disposal according to their own arbitrary will and pleasure. This power becomes more despotic than ever in those who, having the money under control, lord it over; hence somewhat they are the suppliers of the very blood the economic organism lives on, and have in their hands, so to speak, the soul of the economy, so no one could even breathe against their will.”
Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, quoted in Daniele Pace, The Utopian Money

“On a spring day in 1918 several government agents entered a printshop at Washington, D. C., where the original edition of this book was being printed. “Destroy all the Lindbergh plates in your plant,” they told the head of the institution. He was forced to comply. The hysteria of war−time brooked no delays. Not only were the plates of this book “Why Is Your Country at War ?“ destroyed, but also the plates of Congressman Lindbergh’s book "Banking and Currency," written in 1913 and attacking the big bankers and Federal Reserve Law.”
Walter E. Quigley, Introduction to Charles August Lindbergh, Sr., Congressman and Member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Why Is Your Country At War and What Happens to You after the War and Related Subjects