„While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not.“

—  Howard Zinn, Context: While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not. A study of the origins of 303 textile, railroad and steel executives of the 1870s showed that 90 percent came from middle- or upper-class families. The Horatio Alger stories of "rags to riches" were true for a few men, but mostly a myth, and a useful myth for control. Ch. 11 http://historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinnbaron11.html
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