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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 06:34 AM

7. A third way I think is more effective

I think the best way to reduce economic inequity (which is what it really is and not "inequality" is to change how the system does the original distribution. In a society where people are paid fairly according to what they produce, you don't need welfare. In a society that invests in its young, you don't need student loan forgiveness nor student loans for that matter.

The problem with not going after bankers and Wall Street is that it sort of aligns with a misconception too many Americans have, a misconception fed and kept alive by politicians. This misconception is that you can leave the rich just the way they are, not affect them in any way, and somehow lift up the less wealthy. But that is not possible. The rich are as rich as they are precisely because they've managed to effect a wealth transfer from us to them.

We are going to have to put the hurt on the rich if we are to reduce inequity. It's going to have to hurt them.

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