[ExI] article highly recommended

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 02:13:59 UTC 2018

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 7:21 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

>  >*What we need is a separation of socialism, which we have now in
> health, cops, fire, etc. and Socialism which takes over the means of
> production and has been a disaster ("Disaster, Hell, it damn near killed
> her!") everywhere it's been tried.*

I certainly don't want or expect government to take over production, but
today the problem is not lack of wealth generation and it will be even less
of a problem in the future, the problem is how that wealth is distributed.
Over the last 40 years almost all the increased wealth this society has
created has gone to the very very rich so that today not the top 1% but the
top 0.1% have as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The wealth gap wasn't just
growing it was accelerating but then Trump changed to tax laws to
accelerate the acceleration and that just isn't healthy, its not even good
for the very very rich if they wish to continue haveing a connection
between their head and their shoulders.

>  I think Paris Hilton is probably regarded as a buffoon (buffoonness?
> buffoonette? buffoonenne?) by the top New York socialites.

Paris Hilton may be a buffoon but the New York socialite is more likely to
invite her to a cocktail party than a Field Medal winner because everybody
has heard of her so if she's there it will increase the likelihood that
other A class celebrities will attend the party; but no matter how good he
is the mathematician is not famous, at least not in New York socialite
circles. Even John Wayne Bobbit is more likely to be invited to that
cocktail party than the mathematician, at least there is a reason he's
famous, he's not famous just for being famous.

John K Clark
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