Tuesday, October 23, 2012

With Candidates like Romney and Ryan, we're just a few votes closer to a return to the Gilded Age.

Over the last month, I've been pointing out how business is confidently readying itself to take over the reigns of our nation, with actual directives to employees to vote Republican.

All of those instances were summed up by Bill Moyers the other day, in this editorial proclaiming a return to the Gilded Age:

I thought this was an interesting detail from the Gilded Age, and Wikipedia:
Following Darwin’s idea of natural selection, English philosopher Herbert Spencer proposed the idea of social Darwinism. This new concept justified the stratification of the wealthy and poor and coined the term “survival of the fittest”. Joining Spencer was Yale University professor William Graham Sumner whose book What Social Classes Owe to Each Other (1884) argued that assistance to the poor actually weakens their ability to survive in society.

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