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"If McKinley Were Elected": Mark Hanna runs a cabinet meeting on labor with business executives while a labor representative knocks at the door.
"If McKinley Were Elected": Mark Hanna runs a cabinet meeting on labor with business executives while a labor representative knocks at the door.
"Pyramid of Capitalist System": illustration from a 1911 newspaper published by the Industrial Workers of the World
"Pyramid of Capitalist System": illustration from a 1911 newspaper published by the Industrial Workers of the World
A 1942 political cartoon by Dr. Seuss about income tax loopholes for the wealthy
A 1942 political cartoon by Dr. Seuss about income tax loopholes for the wealthy
A farmer protests government handouts during the New Deal
A farmer protests government handouts during the New Deal
Extreme wealth became a liability during the Republican primary campaign in 2012, but a super-rich candidate was still selected.
Extreme wealth became a liability during the Republican primary campaign in 2012, but a super-rich candidate was still selected.

Comments: cartoon by Nick Anderson

FDR signs the Social Security Act in 1935. His opponents called his policies socialist.
FDR signs the Social Security Act in 1935. His opponents called his policies socialist.
George W. Bush is lampooned for his tax cuts.
George W. Bush is lampooned for his tax cuts.

Source: cartoon by Steve Sack

John D. Rockfeller as an industrial emperor in a 1901 political cartoon
John D. Rockfeller as an industrial emperor in a 1901 political cartoon
Karl Rove with George W. and Laura Bush in 2007
Karl Rove with George W. and Laura Bush in 2007
Many nations in Europe experienced short-lived revolutions of the working classes in 1848, the same year Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto.
Many nations in Europe experienced short-lived revolutions of the working classes in 1848, the same year Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto.
Marxist ideology: in this 1896 cartoon, labor says that socialism is inevitable in spite of the whitewashing efforts of capitalists, politicians, and the "capitalist press."
Marxist ideology: in this 1896 cartoon, labor says that socialism is inevitable in spite of the whitewashing efforts of capitalists, politicians, and the "capitalist press."
Occupy Wall Street protestors
Occupy Wall Street protestors

Source: photo by Brian Sims

Open battle between striking teamsters armed with pipes and the police in the streets of Minneapolis, June 1934
Open battle between striking teamsters armed with pipes and the police in the streets of Minneapolis, June 1934
Poster designed by the anti-consumerist organization Adbusters inviting people to Occupy Wall Street
Poster designed by the anti-consumerist organization Adbusters inviting people to Occupy Wall Street
Reagan gives a televised address outlining his plans for tax reduction in 1981
Reagan gives a televised address outlining his plans for tax reduction in 1981
Reagan signs the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 at his California ranch
Reagan signs the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 at his California ranch
Ronald and Nancy Reagan visit George and Barbara Bush at their home
Ronald and Nancy Reagan visit George and Barbara Bush at their home
Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes
Statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in Berlin
Statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in Berlin
Striking American Railway Union members confront Illinois National Guard troops in Chicago during the Pullman Strike in 1894.
Striking American Railway Union members confront Illinois National Guard troops in Chicago during the Pullman Strike in 1894.
Teddy Roosevelt stumping for votes in 1912
Teddy Roosevelt stumping for votes in 1912
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, which Rutherford B. Hayes ended by sending in federal troops.
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, which Rutherford B. Hayes ended by sending in federal troops.
This 1896 political cartoon depicts the coal trust as a wealthy man in a top hat stealing money from an impoverished mother. Speech maligning rich corporations was robust at the turn of the century.
This 1896 political cartoon depicts the coal trust as a wealthy man in a top hat stealing money from an impoverished mother. Speech maligning rich corporations was robust at the turn of the century.
Two girls protest child labor during a 1909 May Day parade in New York City.
Two girls protest child labor during a 1909 May Day parade in New York City.
Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter's vice president and Ronald Reagan's opponent in the 1984 presdiential election
Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter's vice president and Ronald Reagan's opponent in the 1984 presdiential election
William F. Buckley on the cover of Time magazine in 1967
William F. Buckley on the cover of Time magazine in 1967