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Quote of the day

January 3, 2012

[One of the ironies of the current American moment is the posture of suffering oppression taken by many among the privileged upper middle class.]

“Despite the rhetoric employed, the current dominant idea in the United States seems to be not so much that the “rich” (and, in practice, the middle class) have to pay “their fair share” to those who are starving to death in rat-infested squatter camps (of whom there aren’t many), but that they must subsidize upper middle class people who are non-productive yet living very nice lives, often better lives than those who are hard-working and subsidizing them.”

From this excellent piece by Barry Rubin.