(574) Rich & smart: this is serious

poliA couple of postings on this blog have been to material about the way poverty dumbs us down.  That great wealth and success sharpens the mind is demonstrated by this item on Politico who’s author has figured out that social disruption may be just around the corner.  By applying the forward vision that powered his entrepreneurial success to American inequality, and by extension the social landscape of most of the western world, Nick Hanauer has confirmed for us that something is going very wrong indeed.  What he sees doesn’t comfort him and we applaud Hanauer’s honesty.  Eventually the zillionaire class he refers to will have to decide that even their most selfish self interest is just not served by mass social difficulty.  Let’s hope they get this memo, those zillionaires.  One of the most interesting things we’ve read all year…

The pitchforks are coming …for us plutocrats