She used her wealth and philanthropy to contribute to Black schools and colleges, she gave the largest gift the NAACP had ever received to it's anti-lynching fund... Madam Walker's life was one of transformation and re-invention.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
The wealth of information now available at the click of a finger amazes me.
Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.
The majority of the wealth of human knowledge is owned by a few publishing companies that hoard information and make billions off licensing fees, although most scholarly articles and journals are paid for by taxpayers through government grants.
What is wealth? A dream of fools.
Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
Perhaps concentrated wealth will inspire a nation of innovative problem-solvers. But if the view of many economists is right - that it sometimes discourages innovation - then we should worry.
One of the great political and economic challenges of our time is figuring out the balance between wealth that benefits society and wealth that distorts.
Since FDR's New Deal, corporations and wealthy families have been non-stop finding new ways to get tax breaks, deregulation and entitlements from the government.