how Authoritarian Capitalism just grinds you down
can be observed in CO where Cory Gardner is leading Mark Udall for Senate, with the Denver Post and other influential media outlets having endorsed Gardner.
Udall has been the most consistent critic of the NSA.
Which will no longer be a problem when (fill in the blank) arrives with his/her guns.
Don't know whether to laugh or cry.
In China, the .1% are mostly the million or so party members who have been enriched by selling off publicly held land and assets. Of course they think that their ascent is 100% legitimate and of course they will Tianamen the masses if there is a credible threat to their power.
In Russia it is much more concentrated, a couple hundred billionaires.
In the US the billionaires and centi-millionaires who mostly extraced the wealth with little or no meaningful contribution to society have deployed a defensive army of millionaires and their bootlickers to defend their privelege.