Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Are liberal elites using cities to create a feudal society?

An interesting aspect of the last 40 years of US economic history is that the right-wing of the ruling class (remember Reaganomics, anyone?) implemented the policies that allowed for the present rise of the left-wing of the ruling class (the tech-oligarch/financier/new clerisy coalition), which is now overrunning the traditional ruling and expanding economic disparities and dislocations to any even greater degree.

This has happened in a manner that is similar to the way that traditional feudal elites created the mercantilist and colonialist economic policies that allowed for the rise of the capitalist class, the subsequent dethronement, and dispossession of the traditional elite, with the parallel dislocation of the peasantry and the absorption of the peasantry by the proletariat.

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