Wicked Local: Babson’s play ‘Old Money’ looks at the character of America through wealth

There’s a quote by John Adams that resonates with Karen MacDonald these days. “We do possess one material which actually constitutes an aristocracy that governs the Nation,” wrote the second President of the United States. “That material is wealth. Talents, birth, virtues, services, sacrifices are of little consideration with us.” He wrote it in 1808, even if it sounds like 2018.

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