“Having a billion dollars,” posits Tom Whyman, “makes one far less connected to the ordinary flow of human wants and pains and needs than any transhumanist modification ever could.” Whyman deconstructs the surge of Billionaire Discourse that’s leading billionaires who fear the potential ascendancy of Elizabeth Warren to ahistorically claim that “America was founded on free enterprise; freedom and free enterprise are interchangeable” despite, you know, America actually being founded by white businessmen on the backs of enslaved black people—and requiring analogous, if not synonymous, sacrificial lambs ever since.

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