It was Mr. Spock who invoked: “logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” Spock made that statement and other pronouncements very similar to it on many occasions. Mr. Spock lived and died by that principle, as was evidenced on the occasion when he sacrificed himself so that others could live, as Spock breathed his last breath and died.
However, has it not also been said by some that the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many?
Oligarchy is a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
As Kidepede, History and Science for Kids, states: “Oligarchy means the rule of the few, and those few are generally the people who are richer and more powerful than the others, …”
Click over to read the entire Kidipede Oligarhy article.
Now, I would like to suggest you click over to read Oligarchy, American Style by Paul Krugman as published November 3, 2011 in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times.
I sure would like to read your opinions and comments about whether you believe the United States of America is an oligarchy.