Monday, March 20, 2017
Crony Billionaire David Rockefeller Has Died; Age 101
David Rockefeller died this morning.
Although he once said “American capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history.”
He also said that “The problem is to see that the system is run as efficiently and as honestly as it can be.”
"Efficiently and honestly" to him meant for his benefit.
Rockefeller graduated from Harvard in 1936 and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1940. He was named Chase Manhattan’s president in 1961 and chairman and chief executive officer eight years later. He retired in 1981 at 65.
Always the crony in cahoots with the government, he favored government assistance to economies abroad. He also spurred the project that led to the government constructed World Trade Center.
He was estimated to have met more than 200 rulers in more than 100 countries.
In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $3 billion.
He founded the Trilateral Commission and was a driving force at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Group.
In his book, Memoirs, though not holding Austrian school views, he did mention Austrian school economics and his relationships with F.A. Hayek and Joseph Schumpeter,
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(Source: The Guardian)
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