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… is from page 144 of William Marina’s 1972 essay “Egalitarianism and Empire,” which is reprinted as Essay Four in the 1979 Liberty Fund collection The Politicization of Society [2] (Kenneth S. Templeton, Jr., ed.):

Intellectuals and politicians enjoy the idea of power and control.  Like the mandarin, whose long fingernails demonstrated his distaste for, and ability to evade, physical labor, many politicians and intellectuals have an inherent dislike of the market economy with its emphasis on work, entrepreneurial risk, and money.

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