the oligarchy



For those among you who love (as much as LI loves!) xrays of the oligarchy, I strongly advise John Cassidy’s article in the March Portfolio.

---Your freedom is garbage!
---It is the freedom of the majority!

Comments

Brian said…
"Evidently, in order to save capitalism, it is sometimes necessary to administer a stiff dose of socialism. "

Socialism for the wealthy, of course. We have socialized risk, but rewards are still 90% the purview of the top 1/2% of the rentier class.

I like this proposal: http://thescannerblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/modest-proposal.html

But, of course, under our fiscally conservative God's Own Party, we will not raise taxes on those who largely created the mess. We will just borrow more money from the Chinese.

God. I need to check my Lotto ticket. It would be enough to become a Pinot Noir grower in New Zealand. I would love to bail if I could. My atheism has spread to the other religion-patriotism.
Brian said…
Well...I have been informed by my foaming right wing brother (who hung out on Free republic) that Obama's victory would bring tears of joy to the dead eyes of Karl Marx. Obama must be better than I thought!