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From Tomas More's Utopia

"There are no poor in Utopia. On the contrary, in the other forms of organization, each must always think of himself, and there is a "conspiracy of the rich," who make the laws, and who succeed by these laws in maintaining their domination and exploiting the poor. They want to remain superior and rejoice in comparing themselves to the poor, lower than themselves."
Comments: today, the rich are a lot more numerous than they used to be. What used to be the privilege of the few (mostly nobles) is now the privilege of the many who rule by administration, rules, expensive consultants and lawyers with the arm of the law and parlement to defend these privileges. There are indeed less really poor, but it's now a majority exploiting the other half of the population. Overall, as a society we could have been richer.


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