41GoI7uv4SL._SY346_It has been years since I read this book. I do not know how much I agree with the author’s take on his subject. But perhaps I will soon read the book again, and will find out.

Until then, though, an affinity with the title cannot be denied. Indeed, a thought comes to mind, and lingers. Here is that thought:

Whenever somebody complains of “the rich,” without qualification, and assuming that all rich are alike in their chicanery or dishonor, I immediately translate the complaint. What I hear is “Jew, dirty Jew, Jew banker, kike.”

It seems all of a piece to me, anti-semitism on the one hand, resentment and bigotry against the rich, on the other: envy and prejudicial discrimination, rolled into one.