Money made them much more equal

 "The Breakers,'' built by the Vanderbilts in Newport in the Gilded Age.

"The Breakers,'' built by the Vanderbilts in Newport in the Gilded Age.

”One hundred years after the declaration that all men are created equal, there began to gather in Newport a colony of the rich, determined to show that some Americans were conspicuously more equal than others.”

 

--  From the late Alistair Cooke,  English-born journalist, book author and broadcaster.