Chris Floyd: "Cloud-Dwellers: Class War Victors Get Higher on the Hog", Empire Burlesque, 21 January 2014
Quoting the recent Oxfam report (summary - extermal PDF)...
"When wealth captures government policymaking, the rules bend to favour the rich, often to the detriment of everyone else. The consequences include the erosion of democratic governance, the pulling apart of social cohesion, and the vanishing of equal opportunities for all. Unless bold political solutions are instituted to curb the influence of wealth on politics, governments will work for the interests of the rich"
...Floyd notes that if we work "really, really hard... [we] too might one day be able to afford one night on the bottom floor of a hotel where a Saudi prince or a movie star once actually took a dump hundreds of feet above [us]. Now there's something to fire up [our] pathetic little middle-class imagination!"Image source: "Ben Bernanke Dollar" by Gage Skidmore on Flickr (CC-BY-SA-2.0); resized.