Posts Tagged ‘revolution’
Question: Isn't Trickle-down economics offensive like "let them eat cake"?
I have never understood why Americans do not get offended when they hear that economique simpleton theory. Does it not show a mentality of privileged superiority detached from the people? Isn't it like saying, let us take all the best for ourselves and let the rest of the people have our crumbs? When the starving French people came after the despots in the 1789 Revolution, Marie-Antoinette said "Let them eat cake" The poor woman had no concept of poverty or hunger and was mostly ignorant of the affairs of state. Sometime I wonder if some of our privileged politicians have any ideas what it is like to be a poor or an average American struggling to survive. Of course, after more than thirty years or Trickle-down, we now can see that it does not work!
Answer: I don't understand. I thought trickle down economics meant something like large corporations hired workers, in turn these workers, hired staff, these staffers hired employee.
So as money is made by the large corporations, everyone within and beneath the corporation also makes money.
I don't find anything offensive about that, that is the way things are.
Let them eat cake
Question: French Revolution: Women's march on Versailles -- bread?
Did the women ever get the bread that they demanded from Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? Or was their only success to bring the king and queen back to Paris?
Answer: When the royal family were "escorted" back to Paris, Louis brought wagon loads of food from the royal storehouses to give to the people of Paris. I know for a fact that flour was one of the main items brought to Paris, which would then obviously be baked into bread, but I don't know if bread itself was actually handed out in large amounts.
A Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI Tribute