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Globalization Gap, The: How the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Left Further Behind by Robert A. Isaak

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Chapter 1. The Revolt of the Rich

 

Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse, Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied; And vice sometime's by action dignified

 
 --WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet

A conservative revolt increases economic growth, speeds up the global economy, and exaggerates the gap between the rich and poor.

In the early twentieth century, the “mass man” emerged. He had a commonplace mind. He was a person who was satisfied with material convenience and rested comfortably inert, rather than striving for excellence or accepting authority outside of himself.[1] The late twentieth century was marked by what can be called the “revolt of the rich” against any conception of the mass man—whether bourgeois or socialist. This conservative ...

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