Sunday, December 29, 2013

#363 / Guillotines

In her December 21, 2013 opinion column in the The Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan reported on "The Most Memorable Words of 2013." She gave pride of place to the remarks of "a billionaire of New York," who told her: 

I hate it when the market goes up. Every time I hear the stock market went up I know the guillotines are coming closer.

I definitely have a pro-revolution point of view, right about now, but I am not a fan of the guillotine, or of any other form of "revolutionary violence." It's good to know, though, that the one-percenters understand that the growing wealth and income inequality in the United States of America is absolutely not a "sustainable" model for the future. The "wealth of nations" is, ultimately, to be disposed of by the nation as a whole, and that undoubtedly means that the income flowing to the "billionaires of New York" must be redirected to serve more general purposes. 

There is still time to do that before the guillotines arrive. 

But I would advise all of us to "get right on it!"

There isn't that much more time.

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