The Real 1%

With the constant nattering of the Occupy Wherever movement, it looks like we are going to have to deal with the notion of the 1% vs. the 99% for some time to come.  Of course, the Occupy people, to the extent they have any coherent notions at all, seem to be referring to the wealthiest 1% of the population.  This is certainly how it is understood by the mainstream media.  However, their adulation of wealthy celebrities such as Kanye West or Michael Moore, as well as their own demands for free stuff, belie the notion that it is wealth per se that they object to.  Rather, if anything they are saying makes any sense, their objection really is to the control that the wealthiest exercise over our society. If we carry through on this logic (now I am doing some work for the Occupiers, since logic has not been their most obvious strength), the focus of their ire should be the most powerful 1% of the population.  While we may be getting beyond what the Occupiers'...(Read Full Article)

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