Rich people’s money is for giving away, especially in taxes, says this fellow, a syndicated columnist — “The American ruling class is failing us — and itself” — without even a nod to the power his ilk has about what happens.
Whole column is a paean to rich people’s altruism — he fails to mention Carnegie and the libraries — as if editors and columnists of a certain stripe were not at least equally the whip-crackers. Not to mention rich people who own newspapers etc.
Also as if capital invested in money-making (i.e. job-producing, economy-enrichment) schemes weren’t our (economic) salvation.
The column is a rumination but manages to slip this in while discussing shrinking tax rates for the rich: “And you wonder where the deficit came from.”
I wonder where the chutzpah comes from.
(Eat the Rich is PJ O’Rourke’s book, FYI.)