Posted by Word Camel on August 11, 2003
In Reply to: How dare you! posted by Aristotle on August 11, 2003
: : : : the most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Please respond quickly! Thanks
: : : What are the other possibilities?
: : : a) A society where the majority of people are poor. That's bad for obvious reasons.
: : : b)A society where the majority of people are rich. Who would do the work?
: : : c) A society where the rich are in the minority but they control things.
: : : d) A society where the middle class is the largest and is in control. Aristotle says that is best. Probably because middle class people have enough money to meet their needs but not enough to stop working. So everything keeps functioning.
: : Perhaps it was because Aristotle was middle class
: Philosophers are WORKING class - they are slaves to reason and logic. No slave is middle class.
remember the golden mean. :)