From each according to his ability, to each according to his ability

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    In Defense of Income Inequality
    By Peter Schwartz
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    A Nation of Thieves
    by Walter Williams (August 6, 2008)
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    An alternative theory for our Liberal friends.

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    "But.. but... but. I want it!!!.... I'm OWED it!!!! It's not FAIR!!!..."

    You know exactly the kind of reaction we will get from the libs, Marxists, and Socialists

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    And we're supposed to think those are good numbers?
     
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    You mean like purposefully ignoring the fact that while while wages have risen, inflation has risen faster and buying power has sunk?
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Ya' think?!

    The American economy is crapping out because the home economies of millions of americans is crapping out.

    duh!
     
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    This about income inequality--people are pissed that everyone does get the same pay no matter what they do. A bank president gets paid more than a shoesaleman. That's pretty much how things work.
     
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    People are pissed because the disparity between what a bank president makes relative to what a shoe salesman makes has grown to an obscene level.

    More and more working people are living in homeless shelters while other working people own homes as big as hotels. Some of them own a bunch of these homes. Eventually, if you do nothing to rectify the situation, you have a rise in crime and maybe a revolution when people get fed up with the disparity. That's also pretty much how things work.
     
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    What is considered valuable compared to what is not has also grown to an absurd level. Envy isn't pretty.If someone chooses to invest thier time on earth so they will have a huge swimming pool so be it. People aren't born homeless nor are they born bank presidents. One actually has to do something to accomplish both of those. People arise out of poverty and become millionaires and vice versa.
     
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    Greed is even less pretty than envy.

    "People aren't born homeless" ?

    Life is so simple in your fantasy world.
     
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    It is. So why do all the envious wish to become like the greedy people ? :cuckoo:

    Life is not simple at all. THAT is what people don't understand. You have to WORK to receive rewards and I pity those who think that if everyone all got paid the same in spite of the amount of skill, effort, time and risk is spent that we would all be happy campers.
     

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