Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May Day special

Stephen King has a rant about tax and the rich in the USA.
I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes ...
And, taking on the cult of the admiration of wealth, he doesn't seem to like them much either:
...most rich people are as boring as old, dead dog shit.
 (Dead dog shit? Never come across any that was alive myself, never mind, I get the drift).

Aside from restating the social democratic case, the best part of the piece is his implication that the construction of economic theories on the basis of the pathologies and delusions of the dysfunctional rich might not be that wise.

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