Plutocrats: Our New Secessionists

The Pacific Bull Moose

“Revolt of the Rich”
Mike Lofgren

The American Conservative
August 27, 2012

A brilliant piece by Lofgren, the kind that underscores how being “pro-business” does not mean being a supporter of the new American Plutocracy. A sample quote:

Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it. If one can afford private security, public safety is of no concern; if one owns a Gulfstream jet, crumbling bridges cause less apprehension—and viable public transportation doesn’t even show up on the radar screen. With private doctors on call and a chartered plane to get to the Mayo Clinic, why worry about Medicare?

The question facing the nation, then, is why have we allowed an elite to build a disproportionate influence on our society, in contravention to everything for which our Constitution stands?

What we need to do now is draw…

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