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Friday, October 11, 2013

TIME Magazine: Neither Retirement Nor Death Shall End The Reign Of Bloomberg


 You only think he's going away:

Mike Bloomberg is about to be unemployed for the second time in his professional life. The first was in August of 1981, when Saloman Brothers fired Bloomberg from the only full-time job he had ever known. The second time will be January 1, 2014, when he hands control of New York City over to the next mayor.

The cover story of this week’s TIME magazine is about what Bloomberg will do next, with a clear focus on his enormous wealth and his determination to spend it down changing the world to fit his vision. We live now in a new age of mega-philanthropy, when newly minted billionaires have enormous powers to influence politics and how we live our lives.

Mike Bloomberg, the man with so fragile an ego that he must put his name onto everything he owns, plans on continuing to influence politics and shape how we live our lives long after he leaves office, indeed, long after he shuffles off this mortal coil.

In three or four hundreds years from now, if the human race hasn't destroyed itself through its own arrogance and stupidity, people will look back and say, "Can you believe they let these people with billions of these little pieces of paper with faces on them make all the important decisions around health, education, welfare and the like?"

Democracy - American style, 21st century brand.

Looks an awful lot like plutocracy, doesn't it?

2 comments:

  1. Aw, couldn't you allow a little bit of joy that he's going to be done as mayor soon?

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    1. Alas, there is no joy in BloombergVille today...

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