Capitalism: Money and the State
Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007
The article from which the above is taken does a good job of describing a situation but I believe it misses a key point: the state is not the sole, or the chief entity to blame for this “stratification.” The marriage of wealth and power is the true culprit, and so there are two elements at work here: money and the state. “Social stratification” is actually stratification of money and power – in other words, class.
Note: The first part of the blog page has a lot of text and pictures and the actual blog entry is below all of that.