A Quote from “Other People’s Money, and How the Bankers Use It” (1914), Illustrates the Power of J.P. Morgan During the Early 1900’s





-A single example will illustrate the vicious circle of control — the endless chain — through which our financial oligarchy now operates:

-J. P. Morgan (or a partner), a director of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, causes that company to sell to J. P. IMorgan & Co. an issue of bonds.

-J. P. Morgan & Co. borrow the money with which to pay for the bonds from the Guaranty Trust Company, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-J. P. Morgan & Co. sell the bonds to the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director. The New Haven spends the proceeds of the bonds in purchasing INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATES 53 steel rails from the United States Steel Corporation, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The United States Steel Corporation spends the proceeds of the rails in purchasing electrical supplies from the General Electric Company, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The General Electric sells supplies to the Western Union Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company; and in both Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The Telegraph Company has an exclusive wire contract with the Reading, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The Reading buys its passenger cars from the Pullman Company, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The Pullman Company buys (for local use) loco- motives from the Baldwin Locomotive Company, of which Mr. Morgan (or a partner) is a director.

-The Reading, the General Electric, the Steel Corporation and the New Haven, like the Pullman, buy locomotives from the Baldwin Company.

-The Steel Corporation, the Telephone Company, the New Haven, the Reading, the Pullman and the Baldwin Companies, like the Western Union, buy electrical supplies from the General Electric. The Baldwin, the Pull-…...Read more




Image By Frank Arthur Nankivell – Puck Magazine, Cover Illustration, cropped from version available at Library of Congress [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4742264

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