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Against Our Proletarianization

For too long, wealth has been concentrated in the hands of a plutocratic class more interested in dreaming than virtue and common sense.

Portrait Of Fidel Castro And Ernesto Che Guevara In Havana, Cuba -
Portrait of Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara in Havana, Cuba - Museum of Revolution, photo of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, taken in 1958 after the liberation of Cuba. (Photo by Gerard SIOEN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Plutocratic Socialism: The Future of Private Property and the Fate of the Middle Class, Mark T. Mitchell, Front Porch Republic Books, 180 pages.

For most of our lifetimes, the foes of Big Government and Big Business duked it out within an ideological dream-word while the decay of American society carried on apace. Occasionally, the more insightful would complain that Big Business was aiding and abetting Big Government or vice versa, but few observed that something more sinister was going on that regulatory capture: both parties had conspired, wittingly or unwittingly, in the proletarianization of American life. 


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