Friday, February 26, 2010

Feudalism Rising


"What’s really going on, I think, is that the nature of class war has changed. The old virus has mutated. The old social and political divisions have given way to two new classes — rather as on the trains. Those in economy are most of us, paying for the comforts of those in first class. And those in first class are the new political class — all those who owe their advancement and their security and their pensions and their privileges not to their backgrounds or their talents, or even necessarily their political parties, but to the state and our taxes."

1 comment:

Strider72 said...

Great quote. It perfectly describes why the Obamas of the world are so big on creating *government* jobs.

Of course, it's incredibly short sighted, as government jobs are not "jobs" in the sense of adding anything to the economy.

Reminds me of overhearing NPR a year or so back, and the talking head making a pointed comment that "of course, *all* government spending is stimulative." Wow.