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September 1, 2014

There’s a degree of contempt for the rich, in general, amongst the ruling class.

The Rodney Dangerfield rich guys who barges in thinking
they can buy their way into the right parties are particularly loathed by the Ted Baxter set. Even so, the sophisticated classes that run things in Washington are very good at handling wealthy rubes from the provinces. They want their money, of course. They just don’t want to put up with the bullshit that rich people bring with them.

So, they direct them into harmless endeavors....
the game was to guide the rich dumbasses into funding projects that employed friends of the political class. It was a form of patronage. It was also a way to keep the rich people from doing something stupid. Think about all of the Hollywood assholes who get involved in a cause. Most of them can’t count their balls twice and come up with the same number, but they are loaded and they have free time. That’s a dangerous combo if they want to “make a difference.”
The Z Blog › Fools And Their Money

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 1, 2014 12:37 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They probably put them to work figuring out how long it takes to go 80 miles at 80/MPH. That will keep them occupied between elections.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 2, 2014 1:10 PM

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