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Response to lewebley3 (Reply #49)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 02:34 PM

56. Well, that is true. FDR was quintessential paternalistic

establishment. An old money ideology that never entirely lost that sense of noblesse oblige to the lower classes, even if it was often set aside in pursuit of wealth. Fortunately for us, he was also liberal by nature.

Unlike all conservatives and economic-type libertarians. This is a good illustration of the reality that their policies unchecked naturally lead to a economically very unequal socioeconomic structure that has always existed in "underdeveloped"-type regions. Almost all of these areas have small, extremely wealthy classes and enormous impoverished working classes:

“Liberty does not mean all good things or the absence of all evils. It is true that to be free may mean freedom to starve, to make costly mistakes, or to run mortal risks. In the sense in which we use the term, the penniless vagabond who lives precariously by constant improvisation is indeed freer than the conscripted soldier with all his security and relative comfort.”


And that's the nicest way that a few advantaged people collecting as much wealth as possible into their own possession can be put. Nothing new here.

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