[ExI] Protected Elites

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat May 16 19:29:49 UTC 2009

2009/5/16 painlord2k at libero.it <painlord2k at libero.it>:
> 1) Social mobility is good in so far the less productive and useful
> people move down and the more productive and useful move up. The
> opposite would be a bad thing if not an evil thing.

Sure, even though of course "productive" and "useful" are relative
concepts. But my point is in fact that both "libertarians" and
"socialists" should agree that it is neither fair nor efficient that
deserving people do *not* move up, and that entire classes may exist
that are largely protected from social competition, at least in the
short term. See for instance the French "aristocracy" before the

Stefano Vaj

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