Monday, June 11, 2012

True then and true now

(Via A Tiny Revolution)

People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing compared with that of the rich. - John Kenneth Galbraith (In his 1977 book The Age of Uncertainty)

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