投稿日：2012-12-11 TueA plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.
Please read Chapter 1 first.
“Hey, people are complaining that companies benefit from people but they don’t really receive their share and workers are in tough situation because of deregulation for temporary workers and so on. I can hear them complaining that their life is getting harder.”
“That is a problem. They started finding out that we have built up wealth by cheating. Well, let’s create a star of hope to trick them.”
“A star of hope? What’s that?”
“Make them expect that even people in the bottom can live a dream life and they can join us someday. Let’s make it look like someone in the bottom made a huge success. Let’s make up a success story that this guy became a big-time businessman or a powerful politician. Pick someone for publicity. Maybe we can make a movie out of the story and give them a hope.”
“I see. I’m sure even a small thing can make them expect that same thing will happen to them if we publicize it extensively. Let’s do it right now.”
“Yes. While they dream about it, we have to continue to cut down education budget in order not to let them know what we are planning. Don’t let them have knowledge. Let’s raise college tuition so that only our friends can go to college. Only the children of rich family who can afford expensive tuition can become politicians or officials. The people without knowledge don’t know what to do so they will listen to what we tell them to do in the end.”
The proposal at the meeting was carried out. Then the politicians and businessmen who worked their ways up from the bottom attracted a lot of attention. These are the people that those rich people politically created. People stopped complaining and endured hardships, expecting that they can be rich someday. And 10 years later, the third meeting was held.
To be continued to Chapter 3
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