"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Billion-Dollar-Gram

I recently found this helpful diagram over in the comments section of Lenin's Tomb and it perfectly encapsulates the priorities of our erstwhile rulers as they navigate the current crisis of their own making.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Coldie. it took be a minute but I figured out the graphics. Kind of reminds me of the new (not so new now though) Use of Force graphic by the department.