CDZ redistribution of wealth

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    Is redistribution of wealth, aided by social institutions, from the top down wrong, but from up from the lower strata to the top OK?
     
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    Sorry, you're not making a lick of sense. You sound like a typical Progressive xxxxx who believe that buying an iPhone 6 is wrong because it makes the buyer poorer and the Seller richer
     
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    (sorry, I forgot to take out an 'is'; the post is now edited.)

    I thought this was the clean debate zone, free of immediately knee jerk reinterpretation of words and personal invective.
    Would anyone else care to contribute something objective to an objective question?
     
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    Because socialism always fails which is the top down model.

    -Geaux
     
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    By social institutions, do yo mean government? Or are you including the free market in your so called institutions? It is part of the American Dream for someone to create a better mouse trap and to prosper by providing that mousetrap to the consumers. On the other hand, many people maintain their wealth through crony capitalism, which I consider wrong.
     
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    Both instances are wrong. The latter is obviously more egregious, but an inevitable outcome of endorsing the former.
     
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    Yes, everyone remember this is CDZ. Thanks
     
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    Indeed. Nothing to fear here yet. I do dig the pro-active nature though

    -Geaux
     
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    Care to give an example to illustrate your "objective question?"
     
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    I don't know about the tiresome "socialism vs. capitalism" standbys, but it seems apparent that production (laborers) have created a vast amount of wealth that is inappropriately confiscated by firms. Wages should increase so that the source of the profits (laborers) are equitably compensated for their success and productivity.

    Workers are everything and the source of all capital.
     
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