Tulip Magnates’ Banner Decade

Paul Caron brings news of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ report Income Concentration at Highest Level Since 1928. Meanwhile, workers facing Jungle-like conditions are getting tossed into jail. Well, at least we have the right poet laureate for our times, Kay Ryan, known for her dark humor. Here’s most of her pitch-perfect take on inequality, Dutch:


Dutch

Much of life

is Dutch

one-digit

operations

in which

legions of

big robust

people crouch

behind

badly cracked

dike systems

attached

by the thumbs

***

while, back

in town, little

black-suspendered

tulip magnates

stride around.

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