Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Suckers

An article in this past Sunday's New York Times documents the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else, including the merely-rich. This gap has not been so wide since — can you guess? — 1928.

At the article's end come the usual bland reaction quotes. Someone at the Heritage Foundation thinks that this is great, just terrific. The Times then reveals its liberal bias by allowing well-known Communist Alan Greenspan to express an opposing view. Greenspan suggests that maybe a big gap between the rich and the rest isn't the best thing for what is supposed to be a democracy.

The final quote is from Bruce R. Bartlett, who worked for Reagan and for Bush I and says more than he likely meant to.
As long as people think they have a chance of getting to the top, they just don't care how rich the rich are.
That's right: as long as they think so. There needn't be genuine opportunity. Illusion will do.

Keep buying those powerball tickets, suckers.

3 Comments:

Blogger Andriu said...

Hey, guys! I really liked your blog. However I do have one criticism: "America" refers to the American continent, not just to the United States of America. Judging by the content of your blog, you are likely to understand the difference.
Cheers and keep up the good blogging!

Andres - Argentine - www.technicolorgazette.blogspot.com

12:50 PM  
Blogger Lillet Langtry said...

Thanks for your compliments!

Yes, we do know that "America" properly refers to all of the American continent. But the "America" that hates us so is the "America" comprised of all the people who DON'T know the difference, who think that "America" is synonymous with "USA!"

But your point is well taken, and perhaps we should change the title to "Murka Hates Us"....

All the best,

Lillet

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. H.K. said...

Whaaaa?? You mean I won't win the Powerball?

4:53 PM  

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