Remember that game we all played as a kid called Jenga? You know the game where you take the block from the middle and place it on the top? Well I couldn't help but see the connection between that game and the economic theory that has shaped our country over the last three decades.
Wealth gets concentrated in the upper classes and we are told it will trickle down to the lower classes but instead it stays there creating a top-heavy structure with a weak base. And like the game, after a while the whole system collapses.
This has also been called the "horse and sparrow theory." The theory being if you feed the horse enough oats some will pass through the horse and be deposited for the sparrows. The only problem with that theory is that what you are really getting is a big pile of ...
RYLAN GRIMES, Kennewick