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They Own Us

January 19, 2015

What, exactly, do the world’s richest persons (and America’s: 35 of the richest 80 are Americans—and btw 70 are men; 11 inherited their wealth) own? Let’s not fool ourselves, they own us. They make Marx and the Marx Brothers look quaint; what used to be “owners of the means of production” are now owners of the entire economy, and the political, law enforcement, and military that support and protect them. With the division of society into the Haves and Have Nots has come its division into the Addicts (unable to imagine life without their money) and their Enablers.

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