#1 By: Boing Boing, January 28th, 2014 15:20
#2 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 28th, 2014 15:38
The real joke happens off-panel: Hollingsworth Hound's company does cause an environmental disaster, and the government pays for the cleanup.
#3 By: knoxblox, January 28th, 2014 15:39
Better get crackin', Lucky Ducky. They'll be introducing a caste system as a legislative proposal next year.
#4 By: heckblazer, January 28th, 2014 15:48
That first panel isn't an exaggeration. Tom Perkins was convicted of manslaughter in France when his yacht collided with a smaller boat and killed a man.
#5 By: Shuck, January 28th, 2014 16:10
I'm not sure that anything in this counts as an exaggeration...
#6 By: Kimmoth, January 28th, 2014 16:17
Rueben smashes another out of the park.
Hey Perkins - the ball is your stupid face.
#7 By: Bearpaw, January 28th, 2014 17:19
I think you mean they'll be trying to make the caste system official.
#8 By: unshaved2013, January 28th, 2014 17:34
But how was it his fault that the other guy didn't have a bigger boat?
#9 By: miasm, January 28th, 2014 23:12
As soon as the mega rich stop thinking of social welfare as some wishy washy moral duty and start recognising it as overdue protection money, the happier everyone will be. Capiche?
#10 By: Tim, January 29th, 2014 00:28
I think the government gave that clean-up job to one of HollingsCo's subsidiaries on a no-bid "cost plus" contract.
#11 By: Edward Becerra, January 29th, 2014 16:49
I've been trying to tell people this for years. But the wealthy insist that "I've got gold, I'll just hire some poor people as guards. They'll be so desperate, they'll sell out their fellows for a bite of bread."
And they STILL don't see the hole in the logic.
If you're willing to betray your fellows below the poverty line, you should be FAR more willing to betray your employer - provided you're certain you can make an additional buck out of doing so.
The Romans had it right. You want peace from the lower classes? Let's see that Bread and Circuses supplied. Bread to feed us, entertainment to occupy us.
#12 By: PathogenAntifreeze, January 29th, 2014 17:02
Why do you think the US mollycoddled the people so vigorously, sending out free electronics vouchers and delaying the project 2 or 3 times for the switch from analog to digital television broadcasting? Fast food and packaged food are rather affordable, in part because we all pay for the corn that supplies the bulk of it in the form of subsidies. They've got us covered like a jimmy hat when it comes to bread and circuses. If ill and dying people were known for rioting, we'd probably have first world health care too. LOL
#13 By: Boing Boing, February 2nd, 2014 15:20
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