Friday, 27 September 2013

Plutocrats Feeling Persecuted: What's Next?

Paul Krugman in The New York Times writes about  the Titans of Finance comparing uproar about their huge bonuses to lynching or Nazis invading Poland:

"Sometimes the wealthy talk as if they were characters in “Atlas Shrugged,” demanding nothing more from society than that the moochers leave them alone. But these men were speaking for, not against, redistribution — redistribution from the 99 percent to people like them. This isn’t libertarianism; it’s a demand for special treatment. It’s not Ayn Rand; it’s ancien régime."

Makes you wonder how we can bring about real change, since the record of recent revolutions has been pretty dismal. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"What's next?" The guillotine?