Hiketty, Piketty,My big fat hen,She lays eggsFor gentlemen;Sometimes nine,And sometimes ten,Hiketty, Pikkety,
Well, a Mr. Thomas Piketty has lately written a runaway bestseller about how the rich are big fat Pigs pushing the rest of us into the poor house.My big fat hen!
“... it was only the unique circumstances between 1930 and 1975 that allowed capitalism’s natural drift toward inequality to be reversed. These circumstances included two world wars, a global depression and an outbreak of debt-fueled recession, all of which conspired to destroy vast amounts of wealth....
[TRANSLATION: "Pure" capitalism stinks like a skunk*. It was only a fluke that it didn’t in the 1900s, when most of us were growing up.]
“... in the United States [today] ... inequality in the distribution of both wealth and income surpasses that of class-bound Europe of 1900."
[TRANSLATION: Unless you are a billionaire, you are the equivalent of a 1910 Dalton-Abbey footman, floor-scrubber or human fly-swatter]
“... corporate executives and Wall Street financiers: ... their soaring compensation cannot be adequately explained simply by superior education or performance....”
[TRANSLATION: While you split a gut working your hair off 24/7, lazy dumb dudes wallow in wealth they've barely worked for – and how fair is that?]IN THE eyes of Goddess, we're all monstrously lovable. In Her eyes it's an abomination for one child to slurp food off solid-gold plates while another goes stick-thin hungry from starvation.