Great Essay on Rising Equality vs. Pointed Sticks

Here’s an excerpt from a fascinating and furious article penned by a zillionaire from Seattle, published by Politico.com:

So forget all that rhetoric about how America is great because of people like you and me and Steve Jobs. You know the truth even if you won’t admit it: If any of us had been born in Somalia or the Congo, all we’d be is some guy standing barefoot next to a dirt road selling fruit. It’s not that Somalia and Congo don’t have good entrepreneurs. It’s just that the best ones are selling their wares off crates by the side of the road because that’s all their customers can afford.

– Nick Hanauer, wearer of the fancy wool “manager pants”

This is the capitalist I would get behind.

 

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