April 13, 1935 - Editorial - The Lust for Power, by George Lorimer

For several years the country has resounded with denunciations of banks, large corporations, big business and concentrated wealth. The sheer power, in the past, of these so-called interests has been emphasized and the dangers of such control thoroughly aired. But even if the most exaggerated charges of this kind are admitted, it does not follow that excessive authority can be lodged with any greater safety or with any more assurance of beneficial use in the Government itself. The lust for power is just as inimical to the best interests of the people, whether the power is placed in the hands of a financial-industrial group or in those of a government-political group. In either case, the liberties and welfare of the people may be imperiled. (pg.26)

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