Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE TRADITIONAL CLASS SYSTEM

The Rise of the Praetorian Class by Pete Kofod, in addition to being a lengthy read, is a fascinating read. And, certainly offers a perspective that most would not have considered.
"The traditional three-tier model of the upper, middle and lower class broadly categorizes people according to income and net worth...A far better perspective is perhaps gained using two classes, the Political Class and the Economic Class, with a third class emerging...the enforcement branch deployed to protect [the Political Class'] interests...the allegiance of this enforcement branch belongs to neither the Political Class whom they serve nor the Economic Class whom they “service.” In time, their level of influence grows to the point in which they become a class of their own. They are the Praetorian Class." READ MORE

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