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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo
Submitted by: Editor

The Brittle Grip, Part 2: A Must-Read From Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall explains the disconnect of the wealthy perfectly in this superb op-ed for Talking Points Memo.

Let me state the phenomenon as clearly as possible: The extremely wealthy are objectively far wealthier, far more politically powerful and find a far more indulgent political class than at any time in almost a century - at least. And yet at the same time they palpably feel more isolated, abused and powerless than at any time over the same period and sense some genuine peril to the whole mix of privileges, power and wealth they hold.

There is a disconnect there that is so massive and glaring that it demands some sociocultural explanation. I've written about this before. But I confess not terribly well because I've found it a difficult issue to get my arms fully around and to reorient my focus on day to day events to the longer horizon. But I do think it's one of the core political and economic issues of our time and deserves real explanation.

Posted by Editor on 01/25/14 at 12:20 PM •  (0) Comments

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