Tuesday, June 19, 2012


(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. syn- socialism.

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

Exactly 50 years ago this summer, between junior and senior high schools, I tried to read Atlas Shrugged. I was naive, and in a youthful libertarian phase. About half way through I gave up. It wasn't because of the "odious ideology" of Ayn Rand. It was because I could not believe that Americans could be so driven by greed and covetousness. (I DID say I was naive.) In rereading it, all the way this time, I found myself matching current politicians with characters in the book.