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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Interesting Read

Here's a piece on the "burnouts" of the '80s.  Think Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.

It makes a case that the burnouts were nothing more than a marginalization of working class Americans that was going on in Reagan's America.  Their parents lives were turning to shit and so would their's.

Today, the article argues that the 1% are actually the marginal.

If that's true - and I'm not saying it is - then perhaps we are at a pivot point culturally and economically.

I'll wait and see though.

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