The Business of America Is Kleptocracy

by William J. Astore and Tom Engelhardt, April 21, 2010

An old Roman maxim enjoins us to "let justice be done, though the heavens fall." Within our kleptocracy, the prevailing attitude is an insouciant "We’ll get ours, though the heavens fall." This mindset marks the decline of our polity. A spirit of shared sacrifice, dismissed as hopelessly naïve, has been replaced by a form of tribalized privatization in which insiders find ways to profit no matter what.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175235/tomgram%3A_william_astore%2C_the_business_of_america_is_kleptocracy__/

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