Matt Taibbi

“In the Orwellian dystopia the original sin was thoughtcrime, but in our new corporate dystopia the secret inner crime is need, particularly financial need. People in America hide financial need like they hide sexual perversions.

Why? Because there's a direct correlation between need and rights. The more you need, the more you owe, the fewer rights you have.

Conversely, the less you need, the more you have, the more of a free citizen you get to be. On the extreme ends of this spectrum it is literally a crime to be poor, while a person with enough money literally cannot be prosecuted for certain kinds of crimes.”


Matt Taibbi, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
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