Colbert riffs on the global super-elite

By Chrystia Freeland
March 2, 2011

On the Colbert Report last night, Stephen Colbert took off and ran with the idea from Chrystia’s recent Atlantic essay that the super-elite “are increasingly a nation unto themselves.” “Let the rich start their own country,” Colbert said. “Call it ‘America Plus.’ We already live in gated communities. I say we just connect them all with really long driveways.”

Colbert deadpanned that creating a rich America and a poor America might just ameliorate U.S. unemployment overall: “To us [in America Plus] you’ll now be cheap foreign labor, and we might just start hiring you again.”

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