poverty & the pains of wealth

Screen captured from Wall Street Journal.

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In the last forty years, Americans have gone from citizens to consumers, from consumers to consumables. Thus no human being has any worth who is not a member of the wealth tribe. There is a treatment for this condition, which means that there is hope. For their own health and well-being we must take away as much of the ill-gotten gains of the rich as we can, leaving them only a fraction of their former stashes. $$$ is just as addicting a drug as crack but it affects a great many more people, not just those immediately surrounding the addict.

pic posted here 09/16