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5Mar/120

Great and Humors Argument for the Social Contract

Without realizing it—or maybe he does—David Wong has written an OUTSTANDING argument for social contract theory. Actually not so much an argument but a statement of fact. 

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying

All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it. And it's only going to get worse -- with the election coming up and the weather getting warmer, this whole "Occupy" movement is probably going to come back strong. The 1 percent will feel even more besieged than before.

"What the hell?" you're probably thinking, if you're somehow both rich and reading an article with this title, "I didn't crash the economy!" You might even be tempted to take to a microphone, to defend yourself and your wealthy friends. But before you do, I want you to stop and ask yourself, "Will this make me sound like an out-of-touch douchebag?"

Simple points of fact, like how we all benefit from quasi-public goods and services— paved roads, police departments, fire departments, an electrical grid—simply demolishes Right-wing and Libertarian bullshit.

Read the article and laugh, then pass it along to your Libertarian friends.

-R

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