Edward Packard

 March 20, 2015

You don’t need to study statistical graphs and charts showing the trend toward inequality proceeding at such pace that already a great proportion of the world’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny minority of the super-richest of its inhabitants, you only need to approach New York City to see the phenomenon instantiated in sixty-to-ninety-story-high smokestack-proportioned ultra-expensive condominium towers sprouting in the vicinity of Central Park, monuments to extreme wealth that visitors shouldn’t miss and aren’t likely to even if they want to. In a couple of hundred years the upper floors of some of these early 21st century excrescences may still be visible, an archipelago of rectilinear sticks projecting hundreds of feet above the sea.

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