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Inequality Is Real [Pic+]

Interactive tools tell the story of how we arrived at the state of inequality we find today & how to reverse course.

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Inequality Is Real [Pic+]. Interactive tools tell the story of how we arrived at the state of inequality we find today & how to reverse course.
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Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 314 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:45:30 PM
Whoever wrote this presentation is being disingenous, or is simply an idiot... Example:

Question 1: "How should the income of the country be distributed?"

Uh, hey moron, no one "distributes" income, it is EARNED... Straw man argument, and another moron who thinks socialism works despite all of human history telling us otherwise... Wow...

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Friday, August 9, 2013 10:17:41 PM
Maybe the best solution is to get robots to make everything.

Be careful what you wish for.

"The Midas Plague" by Frederik Pohl (originally published in Galaxy in 1954). In this new world of cheap energy, robots are overproducing the commodities enjoyed by mankind. So now the "poor" are forced to spend their lives in frantic consumption, trying to keep up with the robots' extravagant production, so that the "rich" can live lives of simplicity. This story deals with the life of a man named Morey Fry, who marries a girl from a higher class. She is unused to a life of consumption and it wears at their marriage. Morey eventually hits on the idea of having the robots help him to consume his quotas. At first he fears punishment when he is discovered, but instead the Ration Board quickly implements his idea across the world.

Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:54:45 PM
yes that would work *rolls eyes*

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5487 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:20:38 AM
patchgrabber-"Usually you don't make so many spelling errors... "

Sorry, different keyboard and I`m in a rush.

patchgrabber-"Businesses need capital to start."

Not always. Me & my wife have started a business. So far it`s taken us less than $200 investment, and we`ve made it up already. What it took was our knowledge and our initiative.

patchgrabber-"Why these different prices? Same wood, same demand, same supply."

Compare these two:

Same wood, same demand, same supply? Why would one be worth more? There is always more at work than just material, labor, demand and supply.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:45:49 AM
Agreed. I saw a stat a few days ago showing how, adjusting for inflation, the minimum wage has actually decreased. Imho I think it is horrible to not keep wages consistent with inflation.

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