Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, was the author of many much-beloved clever children’s books. He was quite progressive in his views and many of his stories can be read as metaphors, critiques of society and war and the destruction of the environment.
Take for example this animated version of the story of Yertle the Tertle, read by John Lithgow.
It is pretty clear that this is all about the evils of the few exploiting the many. Yertle was a one-percenter before the term was even coined.