Thursday, August 23, 2012

Long: Can We Escape the Ruling Class?

"A ruling class need NOT be monolithic, however. In fact, most ruling classes are divided into TWO broad FACTIONS, which we may call the POLITICAL CLASS and the CORPORATE CLASS. The political class comprises those who are in direct control of running the State--politicians, civil servants; the corporate class, on the other hand, comprises the wealthy quasi-private beneficiaries of State power--the collectors of subsidies, government contracts, and grants of monopoly privilege. These two groups might be called the BUREAUCRATS and the PLUTOCRATS."

~ Roderick T. Long. Can We Escape the Ruling Class?

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