Wednesday, December 29, 2010

THE HAVES ARE HAPPY « The Burning Platform

Novista, good point. The little guys are going to get knocked around pretty good. But those at the top of the food chain, Muck About, RE, and Admin, and it sounds like, you, too, are going to be ok.

For the rest of us, there's the basics, water, food, shelter, personal defense, and finances. I'm ok with paying off my house with precious metals, should it come to that. In the meantime, I'll continue to show up for work as long as the paychecks keep coming, and paying my bills.

Unfortunately, for many Americans this isn't the case, through no fault of their own. For them, I would be mad as hell. As a society, we can't continue to pay these people to not work. Similar to Novista's point about paying farmers not to farm, and continue to do so, btw. As long as people's basic needs are met, things can continue to perk along. However, this is a false prosperity, propped up by deficit spending. How long the status quo can continue is anyone's guess. A lot longer if wealth disparities can be addressed, which isn't likely, and doesn't bode well for the vibrancy of our society, if indeed, there's any left.

THE HAVES ARE HAPPY « The Burning Platform

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