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Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Growing Divide

Some quotes:

Sidney and Beatrice Webb (1923): "Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the poor people."

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936): "The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly. The rich have always objected to being governed at all."

Walter Bagehot: "Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell."

John Ruskin (1819-1900): "The persons who remain poor are the entirely foolish, the entirely wise, the idle, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the dull, the imaginative, the sensitive, the well-informed, the improvident, the irregularly and impulsively wicked, the clumsy knave, the open thief, and the entirely merciful, just, and godly person."

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