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How should we solve wealth inequality?
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"wealth inequality" assumes people don't deserve more money for working harder in life. This is just not true. If you want a better income, work for it. It's as simple as that.
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How about creating more jobs, and not out-sourcing them to other contries.
That's a good start.
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If you can do a better job than the CEO, then start your own business and put them out of business and take there market share. Then you will get paid as a CEO. Simple economics also is what is more cost effective, A human or a robot to do the task. When the human is more expensive, the robot will get the job. Have you noticed that supermarkets have more self check out lines so the store dose not need to have as many clerks working?
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Raise the rich's taxes. As has been done before. But not by too much.
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Basic income. Endorsed by Thomas Paine.
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The systems we have in the US are mostly all flawed and could be updated but we love tradition (still have no culture wut).
I don't think we should euthanize anyone for being born under the bar of what you'd call a wealthy=good life. That's a lie. Life is perspective and we're all still in our own heads.
That being said, we need to have free health care, by taxing the rich since they have their loopholes of getting out of paying atm.
We need Bernie Sanders and your research on who you think is best for this country, not as a liberal, social, or democratic party but because this country needs major changes. We don't need a squirrel tail that looks like he's shot someone for fun once, we don't need a "woman"----- Individual that likes to change what they stand for when their legs are doing a little research to "change their mind." Also that was an unintended pun.
I think Bernie Sanders would be the best candidate, I've heard him speaking in person and he's a real person, just as he is on the media that just now regards him as a threat because he won the Internet's vote, because that's where research and news happens. Do your research, please. Don't spew out what your relatives and friends have come up with because chances are they're brainwashed by what's "news" and there's a better opinion out there.
Our waste management, climate change, water treatment, wage inequality between men and women, women ruling their own bodies, ridding the 17% of Unemployed that still live with their parents after high school that we don't survey, there's just too much. Bernie Sanders doesn't "stand for freedom" he's a human being that realizes real problems and is willing to use his knowledge being on the senate for so long, mayor of virginia, as well as not being corrupt as he's already a smart, wealthy, healthy individual. He's putting his life on the line to save this country from big banks and corporations running it with corrupt system's money.. UGH!
There's just too many fires to stomp out, and he's planning to do this. He's risking his life because someone could easily kill another human. These days a guy like Trump wouldn't be sniped, but the good guy with down to earth views taken out by some paid guy or by someone on a hate induced killing spree because 'socialism isn't what this country needs' I hope you know socialism has advanced our society to what it is today because we NEEDED someone to say "let's not maybe make these kids work when they're 6 years old I think that one is about to lose a finger... *squirt*" How was that normal back in the day? Look around you and see what could be changed, and there's a good chance it's something horrendous and you're asking yourself why we haven't mitigated all of these problems by now. We have brains with unlimited GBs, use it.

Vote Bernie Sanders!
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Wealth inequality is not an issue because bill gates has more does not mean I have less. The amount of wealth is fluid not fixed.
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selenetiana wrote: This is just not true. If you want a better income, work for it. It's as simple as that.
nope.
and much of that is like a lottery ticket atleast some of it.

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stars201 wrote:

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Wealth inequality is not an issue because bill gates has more does not mean I have less. The amount of wealth is fluid not fixed.


I always thought money was limited because resources are finite and that's how we shuffle things around. :/ Are you referring to inflation value or the whole "he didn't take any money that could be used for other people"?
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Freddy96NO wrote:
nope.
and much of that is like a lottery ticket atleast some of it.


If you're not even going to provide a real counter argument instead of just saying "nope", you haven't made a point at all. My point is still standing.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


stars201 wrote:

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Wealth inequality is not an issue because bill gates has more does not mean I have less. The amount of wealth is fluid not fixed.


I always thought money was limited because resources are finite and that's how we shuffle things around. :/ Are you referring to inflation value or the whole "he didn't take any money that could be used for other people"?


Money is limitless it's s man made construct you are correct to think in terms of resources instead of human created cash. However under capitalism your access to resources is based on your contribution to the market it's the most efficient way to allocate resources.
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Unfortunately when the system is designed to enable Machiavellianism, to help the rich hoard their riches, the spirit of the free market goes out the window. Upward mobility is hindered, competition is stifled and the rich keep getting richer while abusing the allowances and loopholes made by the government. I struggle to see how anyone in good faith could look at the way the political system works and think that it is in any way fair. This should not be a polarizing issue.

Whether these problems be broken down by the removal of allowances and the destruction of the stilts the rich stand on or by simply asking them to give a little more of the heaps of money they have been hoarding to those they have been stepping on doesn't really matter, but everyone but those directly profiting from this should recognize that there are serious issues in the USA.
Posted 2/22/16 , edited 2/27/16

selenetiana wrote:

"wealth inequality" assumes people don't deserve more money for working harder in life. This is just not true. If you want a better income, work for it. It's as simple as that.


Ideally yes, in reality no. Worker productivity has gone up while wages have stayed relatively constant.

Image: Economic Policy Institute.

What do you do when a company would rather pay dividends and give executives raises?

Also we are not purely capitalist society.
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Teach people how the stock system works and start buying/sale stocks.
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