Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Aristocrats!

The most important skill necessary for success in our "meritocracy"? Brown-nosing the new aristocrats.
We are speeding towards another age of feudalism. In our new gilded age, your children can have a glorious future as domestic servants and/or sex workers for the 0.1%.  Or we can do something about this widening gulf of wealth inequality. It's your choice.
I have taken to telling people that if they want to make a decent living they will need to find a job that serves the rich. It's the smart move in a society such as ours. That's where the money is. And it appears that one needs to apply this principle to all issues in our society. Even the government is getting into the act:
On a crisp morning in late March, an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes filed into a cozy auditorium at the White House.
Their name tags read like a catalog of the country’s wealthiest and most influential clans: Rockefeller, Pritzker, Marriott. They were there for a discreet, invitation-only summit hosted by the Obama administration to find common ground between the public sector and the so-called next-generation philanthropists, many of whom stand to inherit billions in private wealth.
The finest plutocracy money can buy.

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