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Apr 28, 2020

Nothing will give you a born-to-rule mentality more than being born to rule. The idea that someone's birth station should confer political and financial power is laughable to many of us now, but it was a systemic norm that held sway in some very successful societies for millennia.

Is it really so different from the contemporary versions we find, with the same privileges being conferred through birth but without the indignity of codification? Maybe!