Reason not the need

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May 25, 2011
In These Times
by Jane Miller  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Peter Mandelson, the Mephistopheles of the now deposed Blair and Brown U.K. Labour governments, is famous for remarking that he was 'intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich' so long as they paid their taxes. We are often addressed as 'taxpayers' these days, a tactic allowing us to be, simultaneously, put-upon victims and complicit in maneuvers to produce and sustain the grossest inequalities. The one-time London boss of a large international bank was recalling on the radio the other day that 20 years ago he earned five times his secretary’s salary. The man filling that job now earns more than 500 times his secretary’s salary." (05/24/11)  

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