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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Justice

Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century

George Gilder

2012

2019-04-29

"My reading of history is that, in the same way as men cannot for long tolerate a sense of spiritual meaninglessness in their individual lives, so they cannot for long accept a society in which power, privilege, and property are not distributed according to some morally meaningful criteria.”

Irving Kristol quoted in - George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century (2012)

Of course, to a respectful, good human, support of the powers-that-be is all that's necessary to make a system morally meaningful, and the powers-that-be will be those with power, by definition, and seldom without privilege and property, so it all buttons up nicely. Most of the time.