Kurt Vonnegut on the rich

“Nobody in this country is happy but the rich people. Something is wrong. I’ll tell you what’s wrong: we’re lonesome! We’re being kept apart from our neighbors. Why? Because the rich people can go on taking our money away if we don’t hang together. They can go on taking our power away. They want us lonesome; they want us huddled in our houses with just our wives and kids, watching television, because they can manipulate us then. They can make us buy anything, they can make us vote any way they want.”

— Kurt Vonnegut