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a new word March 16, 2009

from my swain’s tumblr site. Thought I would share here.

a new word

there have beeen a lot of words thrown around lately regarding our current economic depression – socialism is one of the big ones. stimulus, spending, sub-prime mortgages, economic meltdown, etc. here’s a word most of us haven’t heard (along with it’s definition):

plutocracy |ploōˈtäkrəsē|
noun ( pl. -cies)
government by the wealthy.
• a country or society governed in this way.
• an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth.

ask yourself this question: do we really live in a democracy? or does it just look that way on the surface. still not sure? then ask yourself this question: who would our government be more likely to listen to? an average citizen or a multi-national corporation worth billions?


2 Responses to “a new word”

  1. giannakali Says:

    we don’t live in a democracy, it’s technically a republic…in any case rule by the majority is not a perfect solution in any case as minorities can be large and grossly oppressed…govt is screwed in just about every case…but it’s the nature of reality I think.

    but yeah, plutocracy works for us too.

    I missed this…saved it a while back but didn’t get back to it…

  2. clementine Says:

    I put this here simply because I adore my husband and every once in a while he posts something at his tumblr site that makes me think. and think. and think some more! 🙂

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