Saturday, October 13, 2012

The American People Are Angry

The American people are angry my friends, and with good reasons. I don't think I can explain the cause of that anger better than Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

1 comment:

  1. The story of Venice’s rise and fall is told by the scholars Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, in their book “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty,” as an illustration of their thesis that what separates successful states from failed ones is whether their governing institutions are inclusive or extractive.

    Extractive states are controlled by ruling elites whose objective is to extract as much wealth as they can from the rest of society. Inclusive states give everyone access to economic opportunity; often, greater inclusiveness creates more prosperity, which creates an incentive for ever greater inclusiveness.

    Read the rest of the story on the NY Times website - The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent