The last year has been a lesson in how the owning classes think themselves entitled to everyone else's labor.
Although I agree, even with the wording, I'm uncomfortable casting it as a 'class' thing as opposed to a 'human condition' thing. This may be my problem rather than a problem with the statement.
(I deleted a full paragraph describing class as a 'snapshot' rather than a 'condition' and another digging into why I feel that way.)
I guess I'm saying you are right, but chances are you could switch out a rich person for a poor one and you'd soon see the same behavior.
Definitely, this is a systemic problem, not a problem with specific people.
More like a stochastic problem. One aspect of human behavior can be described as a continuum ranging from 'entitled asshole' to 'saintly', and like most things in nature it's a bell curve.
What wealth and power do to individuals is shift them towards the 'entitled asshole' end of the bell curve; and the greater the wealth and power the greater the shift. If they already were entitled assholes you get Donald Trump. If they already were saintly you get Ben and Jerry.
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