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The System is rigged; ask any devil

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Kevin Palmer

By Kevin Palmer

Donald Trump represents the elitists who rig the system. Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote, in a November 1, 2018 Scientific American magazine article, The Economy is Rigged, “In the past 40 years the income of the top 0.1 percent has more than quadrupled, the top 1 percent has almost doubled, and the bottom 90 percent has declined. Wages at the bottom, adjusted for inflation, are about the same as they were 60 years ago.” This inequality was the choice of rich elites who rig the system in their favor.

Stiglitz observed, “Since the mid-1970s the rules of the economic game have been rewritten in ways that advantaged the rich and disadvantage the rest. Therefore, increasing inequality is a matter of choice: a consequence of our policies, laws, and regulations. Workers have less market power because of rigged rules of the game, rules set in a political system that is itself rigged through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the influence of money. Economic inequality translates into political inequality which leads to rules that favor wealth, which in turn reinforces economic inequality”

Moreover, the merit devoid children of the rich along with the secret society courtiers and bootlicks, “think of themselves as a class apart, entitled to their good fortune, and accordingly more likely to break the rules necessary for making society function.” Elites preach personal responsibility, meritocracy, rule of law, but to get ahead they practice the affiliated brotherhood and sisterhood hookup.

 

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