Those with money usually think they deserve it. But most people who make the world run—who care for kids, who grow food, who would rebuild after natural disasters and societal collapse—will never be rich, no matter how hard or well they work, because society is constructed with only so much room on top.
If you think that selfishness and cruelty are fantastic personal traits, you might be a libertarian. In the movement no one will ever call you an asshole, but rather, say you believe in radical individualism.
Good story of outgrowing libertarianism.
I forget where I saw it, but someone recently claimed that people were no longer interested in “day-old news.”
Thankfully, no one’s closing down history departments. And no one told the New York Times, which has some refreshing takes on old stories like the media hysteria over the McDonalds coffee-spilling verdict.
Perhaps the scariest thing about the modern Republican Party is this: It has somehow combined people with of two different dogmatic stripes – unquestioned faith in Biblical literalism and unquestioned faith in the free market – into one large group of people with no interest in adapting those faiths to fit reality.