"The corporation is the future. We need to let business run the country and establish a true meritocracy."
"Not choked by welfare, unions, ‘affirmative action’ for amputee transvestite colored homeless arachnophobes …"
"A meritocracy of acumen. A culture that is not ashamed to acknowledge that wealth attracts power …"
"… and that the wealthmakers—us—are rewarded. When a man aspires to power, I ask one simple question: ‘Does he think like a businessman?’”
Luisa rolls her napkin into a compact ball. “I ask three simple questions. how did he get that power? How is he using it? And how can it be taken off the sonofabitch?”
—David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (p. 403 in ISBN 0-676-97494-5)