Thursday, October 26, 2006

Worth a thought or two

Posted by Craig Westover | 10:44 AM |  

This quote from today's Strib "Shortcuts" --
"Economic resentment (among the upper middle class) toward the top 1% is the new wild card in public life. Ordinary workers won't rise up against ultras because they take it as given that 'the rich get richer.' But the hopes and dreams of today's educated class are based on the idea that market capitalism is a meritocracy. The unreachable success of the superrich shreds those dreams. If people no smarter than you are making $50 million or $100 million in a single year while you're working yourself ragged to earn a million or two -- or, God forbid, $400,000 -- then something must be wrong."

-- Columnist MATTHEW MILLER, writing in the Oct. 20 edition of Fortune magazine.