What does it mean for society when investors increasingly seek to "harvest" a company for a profitable sale? The human cost of these "harvests" is pervasive and terrible. But they're not inevitable, even in this corrupted democracy.
Don't judge Mitt Romney by his words in Florida. Instead, judge his actions as Governor of Massachusetts. Governing is where you can see what a politician really believes, because then they are forced to make decisions between competing interest groups and competing priorities.
There is this myth of rugged individualism that comes from our nation's founding, except when our nation was founded it was made up of 99 percent poor, illiterate, desperate peasants, and one percent Founding Fathers.
If you had reported as long as some of us have on winner-take-all politics and the unenlightened assumptions of the moneyed class, you wouldn't find the remarks of Romney and his pals all that exceptional.
We are not an 'entitled' class, we are not 'dependent upon the federal government' and we do not consider ourselves 'victims.' We are the hundreds of millions of Americans who had the misfortune of not being born to millionaire parents.