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  •  Self interest could guide the Oligarchs... (0+ / 0-)

    And if it did, they would be out campaigning for the 17.10 minimum wage, if they wanted to make some REAL money in the next few years.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 06:58:32 PM PDT

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    •  That would be "enlightened" self-interest (0+ / 0-)

      and there's nothing enlightened about hegemony. Their preferred methods are to hit and yell, and if that doesn't do the trick, to hit harder and yell louder. They don't do the carrot and the stick -- they do the stick, the bigger stick and the biggest stick.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 08:28:40 PM PDT

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