Ladies and Gentlemen; Our civilisation has given rise to many world altering revolutions. From the agricultural revolution, to the industrial revolutions, to the digital revolution, our society, economy and culture have undergone massive change and improvement.
But now we stand on the cusp of a new revolution, greater than all that has ever come before. Ladies and Gentlemen we have entered the age of the Rent Seeking Revolution.
No longer will enterprise be constrained by land, labour, or capital or competition. All that enterprise requires now is connections. With the right connections to the state, its resources, and its law making process, entrepreneurs can seek Rent with impunity. Legal Monopolies, favoured taxation rates, grants, credits, tariffs, with enough leverage even a direct tap on demand into the public treasury.
The Future is Rent. In finance, insurance, real estate, and now even heavy industries; No longer will toil or responsibility be prerequisites for success. Now, with the right connections, enterprises can have the State channel funds, taxes, and tolls directly to favoured private companies. The Wealth of entire nations channelled to the bold few who move first in these new times.
Rent is Law. Law is Rent. It is pointless to resist this new human revolution. Democratic, Socialist, and Industrial Luddities cannot stand against the swelling tide of Rentiers waiting to inveigle themselves whole new businesses out of nothing but state backed favour. You can either party all night in this brave new world, or be left outside paying the bill. The risk is yours to take!