The wealthy have power proportional to their level of wealth. The non-wealthy have power proportional to their number. The wealthy currently have better organizational skills. This changes as balance of power skews. It's a bit like a pendulum in swing.Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?
what the whine about the wealthy fail to understand is that the rich are not a monolithic force. For every free market "rich despite the government" type there is a "rich because of the government nanny-stater who cancels him out. People like the Kochs cancel out scum like Soros. its pretty much a wash
'Course they do. They didn't buy the power, though- they didn't even take it. It was given to them on a platter by poor idiots who equate wealth with worth. "He's worth $3billion!" they say and when the billionaire tells them that global warming is a myth they leap in their thousands and chant, "Myth! Myth! Myth!". Another billionaire tells them that government health care is unworkable and will ruin the country and the poor idiots denounce the best improvement in their lives since the Model T. A billionaire tells them that unions are wrong and that moving factories to Mexico is right and that minimum wages will destroy the economy and, well, by God if he's so rich he must be smart! Right?
That's power, when you can make people believe that right is wrong and bad is good.
"How do I know what I think 'till I hear what I say?"
Last edited by Dovkan; 04-07-15 at 07:41 PM.
We have the opportunity to use secret banks that pay us 1500% interest on our money without even having to deposit it. We have lunch with politicians who do our every bidding. If we want wages to go down we just drop a hint and BINGO, they secretly reduce wages by creating mysterious tax changes that only help us while screwing the poor. We have a secret internet that we use to communicate and we get emails every time some poor person gets a little uppity. It's a pretty cool gig when you get right down to it.