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  •  That might be possible in some game-scenario (0+ / 0-)

    but in the real world tough guys don't give up their treasure--you have to kill them first, usually. Occasionally one of them gets religion or meets a Zen Master and changes but as a class the oligarchs are not going to surrender what they've gotten and they are in a position to enforce their will whenever they want to. There is no scenario that I see that is going to change the balance of power significantly.

    We're stuck with the system as it is. We need to accept that and build something new within it--fortunately there's still room, there are many cracks and we need to work it not dream about scenarios that are impossible. Mind you, you are right and I sympathize and your solutions are rational but the game is about muscle not reason.

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