Wouldn’t it be nice if economic injustice contained its own penalty?

The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent – NYTimes.com

Chrystia Freeland’s op ed is well worth the read. The late Giovanni Arrighi, however, had an uncomfortable response to the dilemma of the 1 Percent: transport your wealth elsewhere. Which is precisely what the Viennese did: investing it in hedge funds, money markets, and bonds all across northern and western Europe. It would be nice if economic injustice contained within itself the seeds of its own destruction, as Marx taught. Unfortunately, politics is the only tool for justice I am aware of; political actors cannot cede their responsibility to the necessity of the market.