Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What is wealth?

I haven't linked to Victor Davis Hanson in a while.

I'll fix that.
VDH talks about how power and knowledge has indeed trickled down in ways that are frankly amazing.

In short,we live in an unacknowledged age in which a poor man with a laptop who taps into a free signal at Starbucks has more information at his fingertips than did the Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford just forty years ago.

Or a world where obesity is the number one health ailment of the poor as he mentions in the intimidatingly subsequent section as he comes to his conclusion.

Read it all, especially the end.

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