Avenue of the Plutocrats

In case you didn’t know, Plutocracy is a word coined in the seventeenth century to describe oligarchic rule by the wealthy and is a combination of the Greek words “ploutos” (πλοῦτος), meaning “wealth” and “kratos” (κράτος), meaning “domination”.

Avenue of the Plutocrats.

We believe that the Romney family, what with all of its houses, cars, car elevators and, most of all, lots of the traditional male heirs that the wealthy prize so, would be ideal to start a Dynastic Plutocracy in the US of A, and they could do it right now!  Just think of it: We can have our very own ruling family! We we’ll still be able to vote, and The Plutocracy simply has to buy the elections.  Oh, wait…


Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.