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  •  Much crapola (0+ / 0-)

    I start from, "the widest income gap ever recorded." Since the Roman Empire? No. Since 1776? No. Since 1861? Nope. Since 1929? Afraid not. Link says, since 1967. That's some damning statistic. Not quite as brain dead as David "have you stopped beating your wife" Axelrod on today's talk shows, but getting there. When will someone among the Democrats get a clue that this kind of half-Marxist pissing irritates even the party faithful? Probably even irritates the people Lewis lumps as disadvantaged.

    Now I'm going off to reread Tocqueville and rediscover the real stratifications of US society.

    •  Widest gap in 43 years is meaningless,huh? (0+ / 0-)

      They weren't taking this data back in Roman times - or maybe you happen to remember a parchment somewhere, or an engraving on the Appian Way? (Hint, also not in 1929.)  And it's de Tocqueville to you, buddy.

      "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      by orrg1 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 06:51:59 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the historical info (0+ / 0-)

        but I still think that 35 years isn't much of a "widest income gap ever recorded." Compared to what?

        And BTW, it is, in fact, Tocqueville, just like it's Sade, not de Sade and Lafayette, not de Lafayette, etc.

    •  Thanks for labeling your comment. (0+ / 0-)

      So that we would know it wasn't worth reading.

      If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 07:34:03 PM PDT

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