Raising the Abyss
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I can't access the links in the OP's original post as I'm at work / enslaved by The Man and his oppressive censorship.
Given human nature being what it is, you have to wonder if mixing capitalism and democracy is akin to mixing oil and water.
How the heck we're ever going to "evolve" enough to transcend/ rise above the bad side of human nature (with or w/ out capitalism) is beyond me. But the fact that we make multi-millionaires out of people such as the Olson Twins, Jessica Simpson, etc. is really not a good sign.
"...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."