In The Hamptons, the (Crony Class) and Those Who Serve Them See Two Elections

The split illustrated in this article is the same split I see in America generally. Those who have done well since 2008, people in banking, in government, teachers, academia, all areas of the economy which have benefited from our crony system (which exploits the middle class) seem to lean Hillary. Those who are on the outs in the crony economy tend to favor other candidates be they Trump, Johnson, Bernie, or now Jill Stein.

Remember Mr. Bailout, Mr.

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ABC: DNC Email Leak Reveals Perks of Being Big Democratic Donor (VIDEO)

Versailles or Philly?

This is the political class, the crony class. These are the people who live off of the taxpayers. These are the people who think they can run your life better than you can.

And at the end of the video check out the look on the co-anchor’s face. It’s precious.

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The working classes vs. the smirking classes

Daniel Hannon from across the Atlantic puts his finger on the causes of much of the anger which is riling the West. The political class, the crony class, the smirking class, has taken the rest of us for granted while entrenching and enriching itself.

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Taibbi: If you believe there’s such a thing as “too much democracy,” you probably don’t believe in democracy at all

Matt Taibbi is one of those people I put in the “principled liberal” camp. (And I do consider him a “liberal” in the good sense if not the classical sense.) He and I often disagree on important issues but the guy has a keen eye for injustice and has done an excellent job of pulling back the curtain on the Wall Street wing of the crony class. (And the City of London also.) He offers a very reasonable and reasoned analysis of Brexit below.

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Government workers are a big part of the crony problem

There is no reason why government workers, whose salaries are paid via the taxation of the citizenry, should on average make more than their private sector brethren. Government workers typically have jobs for life. That bubble of consistency is how government workers are supposed to be compensated. The rest of us can get fired at any time, but we get paid a little more for this uncertainty. At least that’s how it used to work.

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Obama’s golf courses remain open during the shutdown while Feds evict elderly couple from the home they’ve owned for 40 years. (It’s on federal land.)

This is just flat out bullying. The Feds are good at that. The people without connections and clout feel the brunt while the privileged political class sees little impact.

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