• A sort of moral blackmail is exerted from both poles. The underclass, one gathers, should be dulled with charity and welfare provision lest it turn nasty. The upper class must likewise be conciliated by vast handouts, lest it lose the "incentive" to go on generating wealth.

    Christopher Hitchens (2014). “Prepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports”, p.391, Atlantic Books Ltd
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