- Location: Austin, Texas
- Joined: June 2013
The "ruling class" tends to consist of parasitic politicians and the looters that use them to facilitate their looting of the productive class who earn their wealth by being indispensable to the looters and parasites. The parasite that kills it's host kills itself.
P*mps and drug dealers insofar as they are honest merchants offering their products and services to willing adults without resort to coercion are far more respectable than politicians and their fellow looters who can only exist as coercive parasites on the productive.
I'm so glad you approve but the current system allows politicians to buy votes by promising all kinds of loot to their voters and then saying "someone else" will pay for it. Until the voters realize they're the "someone else" they will continue to elect politicians who promise to loot "someone else's" pockets. "The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
Air traffic controllers work for the government which is a monopoly. That's why they have nowhere else to go - as air traffic controllers. They are free to pursue other lines of work of course. Lawyers and doctors, a professionals are free to set up private practice where they set their own fees, hours and locations of practice. They are even free to specialize in particular types of law or particular specialties of medicine and again, they are free to go into another line of work if they find they don't like law or medicine. Remember the sportscaster Howard Cosell? He was trained as a lawyer. How 'bout CNN anchor Sanjay Gupta? He was trained as a doctor.
Unions attempt to monopolize the labor market so they can deny labor to businesses that refuse to meet their demands. Government often colludes with unions when the unions wield enough political power to intimidate or bribe government officials.