In his essay “Second Thoughts on James Burnham,” George Orwell May 1946 provided a succinct summary of Burnham’s thesis:
Capitalism is disappearing, but Socialism is not replacing it. What is now arising is a new kind of planned, centralized society which will be neither capitalist nor, in any accepted sense of the word, democratic. The rulers of this new society will be the people who effectively control the means of production: that is, business executives, technicians, bureaucrats and soldiers, lumped together by Burnham, under the name of “managers.”
These people will eliminate the old capitalist class, crush the working class, and so organize society that all power and economic privilege remain in their own hands. . .. The new “managerial” societies will not consist of a patchwork of small, independent states, but of great super-states grouped round the main industrial centers in Europe, Asia and America. These super-states will fight among themselves for possession of the remaining uncaptured portions of the earth, but will probably be unable to conquer one another completely. Internally, each society will be hierarchical, with an aristocracy of talent at the top and a mass of semi-slaves at the bottom.
In February 1940, he wrote Science and Style: A Reply to Comrade Trotsky, in which he broke with dialectical materialism. In this text, he responds to Trotsky's request to draw his attention to "those works which should supplant the system of dialectic materialism for the proletariat"
The Commies have been out-of-work for thirty years. The Americans have been out-of-work since Greenspan dropped the hammer in October 1987
Gold and Economic Freedom, by Alan Greenspan, 1966
This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard."
What makes honorable men, like Greenspan, write scholarly articles about "the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold," then three months after taking office become a shabby welfare statist? It's got to be the Illuminati, the deep state, the Council On Foreign Affairs or George Soros.