Comments on: Putting the magnifying glass on the one percent http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2013/02/08/putting-the-magnifying-glass-on-the-one-percent/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Dj301 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2013/02/08/putting-the-magnifying-glass-on-the-one-percent/#comment-12552 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:27:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1884#comment-12552 History is littered with the heads of kings and the wealthy elite too greedy and arrogant to see the inequality and suffering of the proletariate.

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By: IfAtFirst http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2013/02/08/putting-the-magnifying-glass-on-the-one-percent/#comment-12502 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:59:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1884#comment-12502 I rather liked the Venetian term you used La Serrata, or “The Closure,” in one of your New York Times articles to describe the increasing polarization between the Plutocracy and the Middle Class. “The Closure” seems to me a very apt term to describe the never ending task for human beings to discover balance between selfishness and selflessness being further “closed off” by an inadequate democracy that doesn’t prevent this plutocratic polarization. Clearly Nature is based upon seeking balance and it is now clearly in the process of seeking to destroy “The Closure.”

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By: sandystone http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2013/02/08/putting-the-magnifying-glass-on-the-one-percent/#comment-12436 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:41:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1884#comment-12436 While Ms Freeland’s comments on the super rich are indeed interesting, like the Plutocrats, the key component regarding “why” this is happening is largely missing in her writings.

The world’s economy is increasingly become more “monopolized” and is a part of the process of globalization. It spells a danger for capitalism because it will be the challenge of this century to try and deal with it before “the 99 percent” explode in anger over this unjustified distribution of income and resulting wealth.

Some might say that envy is the mirror of greed but I think not.

Cheers

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