Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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Philadelphia Politics
Originally, politics had to do with the Proprietors, then the immigrants, then the King of England, then the establishment of the nation. Philadelphia first perfected the big-city political machine, which centers on bulk payments from utilities to the boss politician rather than small graft payments to individual office holders. More efficient that way.

Political Bosses

Cameron, Sr. Cameron, Jr. Quay Boises Penrose

Originally published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009; most-recently modified: Friday, May 31, 2019