Saturday, June 20, 2009

#really? 20. Retainers to the rich

"As Professor Guy Bois observed in his history, The Transformation of the Year One Thousand: The Village of Lournand from Antiquity to Feudalism
, “in a period of increasing difficulties, the weaker elements in the social body tend to polarize around a rising star.” In the transformation of the year two thousand, the rising star will be the Sovereign Individual. As the nation-state system breaks down, risk-averse persons who formerly would have sought employment with government may find an alternative in affiliating as retainers to the very rich."

This is another of the controversial implications from The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg, Simon & Schuster, 1997

Is it really so?