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In a condition of wealth disparity, those seeking wealth migrate as closely as possible to concentrations of same.

Some lucky few are let into the kingdom of gold; the rest dash their hands and heads against the closed gilded grating.

The accumulation of want and suffering and despair at the footsteps might well bother the insiders, who endeavor to keep the portal to their city of gold nice and shiny and free of squatters.

And so long as they do not change the basic condition of wealth disparity, to reduce both the appetite and incentive to squat before the closed gates of the city of gold, guess what?

There will continue to be squatters before the closed gates of the city of gold, no matter how much force and denial is applied against people whose first, worst crime is wanting to be part of the prosperous society that wants nothing to do with them.

It is no accident that super-wealth and abject poverty are a seemingly inseparable pair of twins, or that the rich seek to retreat as far as possible from populated areas, or that wherever the wealth goes, no matter how remote a locale, given sufficient time a new population center will arise, and the entire process starts over again.

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by cskendrick (cs ke nd ri c k @h ot m ail dot c om) on Wed Oct 25th, 2006 at 11:37:01 AM EST

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