Sunday, June 26, 2005

Is this why Rich Kids are Leftists?

Neo-neocon put up a picture of George W. Bush's childhood home challenging the widely accepted belief that he comes from an incredibly wealthy background. In the comments, Independent George has this to say about rich kids who turn leftist (a la the brothers Kennedy):
There seems to be a notion among the children of the very wealthy that fortune is determined by luck and circumstance rather than effort. It's not an irrational conclusion - if you grow up with privilege utterly alienated from the labors that produced it (damn, I sound like Marx), it's natural to assume that all wealth in the world is attained this way. Once you reach this conclusion, it's perfectly rational - indeed, I would even argue moral - to seek redistribution.
Makes sense.

(Hat Tip: Dean's World)

Posted in Politics and Economics.


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