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items tagged with Occupy Wall Street

Ted Rall: You Gotta Expect Consequences ...
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2011-12-09 11:28:26



Ted Rall: Back to Normal
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2011-11-23 11:50:52



Ted Rall: Get Out
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2011-11-21 11:47:57



Ted Rall: Santa Sees Us!
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2011-10-28 18:13:44



The Evil 1 Percent
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2011-10-25 11:54:22

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.The “occupy” protest movement is thriving off the claim that the 99 percent are being exploited by the 1 percent, and there is truth in what they say. But they have the identities of the groups wrong. They imagine that it is the 1 percent of highest wealth-holders who are the problem. In fact, that 1 percent includes some of the smartest, most innovative people in the country – the people who invent, market, and distribute material blessings to the whole population. They also own the capital that sustains productivity and growth.

But there is another 1 percent out there, those who do live parasitically off the population and exploit the 99 percent. Moreover, there is a long intellectual tradition, dating back to the late Middle Ages, that draws attention to the strange reality that a tiny minority lives off the productive labor of the overwhelming majority.

I’m speaking of the State, which even today is made up of a tiny sliver of the population but is the direct cause of all the impoverishing wars, inflation, taxes, regimentation, and social conflict. This 1 percent is the direct cause of the violence, the censorship, the unemployment, and vast amounts of poverty, too.


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