13 April 2015

A pedant writes ...

The Guardian reports:
Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she was running for president of the United States, promising to be a champion of middle-class Americans if she made it to the White House as the country’s first female commander in chief.
“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I’m going to be that champion,” the former secretary of state and first lady said in a video posted to her website, as she warned “the deck is still stacked in favour of those at the top” despite an economic recovery.
Speaking to camera at the end of a three-minute clip featuring personal stories from Americans of different ages, ethnicities and sexualities, Clinton pledged to ensure people could “get ahead and stay ahead” rather than “just get by”.
"Get ahead and stay ahead" of what?  "Those at the top"?  Seems unlikely.  And is it logically possible for everyone to get ahead?  As Mr Spock might point out, if everyone gets ahead, then no-one gets ahead, in that ceteris paribus they all remain in the same relative place.

Just a thought ...

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