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I remember the idiocracy discussion of the Bush years differently - as the counter-intuitive rise of dumb to decider positions, while the smart are left behind. It is a good representation (or a fat dream) of the GOP anti-intellectual lead. Your interpretation looks like a simplistic joke. Like in the financial jungle, the woes of (reproductive) trends for the middle class betas misrepresent the situation at the very top. That is mildly called competition.

growing inequality might meet surprisingly little resistance beyond a certain point.

Like I rationalized in the diary (the Social Protest section), a substantial enough inequality probably triggers an unambiguous hierarchy recognition and compliance patterns. The game is then "known" for ages.

by das monde on Wed Jun 18th, 2014 at 04:09:45 AM EST
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