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Time to Make Life Hard for the Rich. Time to Have a Revolution.

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  • Part 1: Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich
    • How long are people supposed to tolerate being smacked in the face? By the rich? Who already have more than enough?
  • Part 2: I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution
    • Can even a master philosopher tell the angry, oppressed man with a gun when it is morally right for him to leave the boundaries of law and civil society and launch a crusade against Fucked Up Shit?

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Part 1: Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

 

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How long are people supposed to tolerate being smacked in the face? By the rich? Who already have more than enough?

Hamilton Nolan, Splinter News

12/18/17 | It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest.

Inequality is eating America alive. It has been growing for decades. To say that “the American dream is dead” is no longer a poetic exaggeration—it is an accurate description of 40 years of wage stagnation and declining economic mobility that has produced a generation that cannot expect to live better than their parents did. Not because of devastating war or



Our situation is absurd. Not since the Gilded Age has it been more clear that a few people have too much. Furthermore, the people with too much are investing in political clout to give themselves more. It’s just wrong.



plague, but because of a very specific set of rules governing a very specific economic system that encourages the accumulation of great wealth among a tiny portion of the population, to the detriment of the vast majority of people. Our political and business leaders have chosen to embrace a system that favors capital over labor. A system in which the more you already have, the more you make, and the less you have, the harder it is to build wealth. It is a system designed to increase inequality. It is functioning exactly as designed. And now, it is about to get worse.

Hamilton Nolan, Senior Writer, Splinter News

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Part 2: I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution

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Can even a master philosopher tell the angry, oppressed man with a gun when it is morally right for him to leave the boundaries of law and civil society and launch a crusade against Fucked Up Shit?

Hamilton Nolan, The Concourse 

10/31/16 | There is inequality everywhere. But in San Francisco, it seems to be drawn by a cartoonist with an unrefined taste for absurdity.

The money. And then, the homeless. The homeless person asleep in a doorway directly beneath a sign for a Bitcoin ATM. The homeless woman sitting on a bench outside a LEED-certified new condo on Dolores St. painting her nails black as two fancy men stroll by with an extremely well-groomed Great Dane. The shabby black Ford GT parked incongruously out front of San Francisco’s gold-leaf-clad City Hall, an unshaven man asleep in the front seat with a Big Gulp container resting in the cupholder. The elderly men and women in bulky winter jackets sitting on ledges next to the Asian Art Museum, rolling suitcases at their sides. The tired-looking man leaning against the wall across from the Opera House. The shirtless man waving a plastic bottle and shouting unintelligible threats at cars passing by the Hilton hotel near Union Square as foreign tourists look on with alarm. The rectangles of cardboard laid out at 20-foot intervals all the way down Golden Gate Avenue, each topped by a fungus-like mound of dirty blankets and sleeping bags with two or four human feet sticking out of the bottom, sometimes with a small dog curled up under their toes. Just down the street and around the corner, hordes of young commuters stream down Market Street to tech jobs. At the stoplight across from Twitter HQ, a blank-faced homeless man stands at the crosswalk, dragging a length of PVC pipe with rags wrapped tightly on one end. He stares vacantly at the stopped traffic. “This is awful,” he says aloud. His words drip out with no apparent urgency or specific subject. “This is just awful.” He addresses nothing, and everything.

Hamilton Nolan, Senior Writer, The Concourse

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