The Rise of the Praetorian Class
[Editor’s Note: The following article is from TDV Correspondent Pete Kofod. Pete’s bio appears at the end of the article. Reprinted with permission of Casey Research. Pete was also featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars discussing this article here.]
Roman Praetorian GuardMuch attention has been paid to the “disappearing middle class” and the “vanishing American Dream.” While the observations are largely accurate, they are also misleading. The traditional three-tier model of the upper, middle and lower class broadly categorizes people according to income and net worth. One significant problem with this model is that membership in any particular class is very much in the eye of the beholder. One man’s “scraping by” is another man’s “opulent living.” This subjective and arbitrary grouping and boundary assessment inevitably gives rise to the simmering class warfare that is starting to rear its ugly head in many Western countries. Such categorization is therefore meaningless at best, if not outright deceptive as it conflates a variety of economic actors.