Booman's got a post up today entitled, What Rich Republicans Don't Understand. It's about the riots in England and why we may see something like that here. The piece is spot-on and not too long. I urge you to read it. Here's an excerpt:
Now we're back to 1920's level of income disparity. Conservatives are attacking every aspect of the New Deal. What rich people seem to be forgetting is that the opposite of the New Deal is not some idyllic paradise of free-market bliss. The opposite is rampaging mobs who light shit on fire just to show you that they can do whatever they want. Eventually, that can include burning down your business or your house, or, maybe, even taking your life.