I posted this quote on DU some time ago, but thought it was worth repeating on this board. I found it while reading AMERICA AND THE ROBBER BARONS by Fon W. Boardman, Jr.
Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915),grandson of our second President wrote in his "Chapters of Erie" the following:
"Modern society has created a class of artificial beings who bid fair soon to be the masters of their creator....The system of corporate life and corporate power...is ever grasping new powers, or insidiously exercising covert influence. Even now the system threatens the central government."