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85 People As Wealthy As Poorest 3.5 Billion [Pic+]

Wait, what? That can`t possibly be right.

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Modwain
Male, 30-39, Europe
 303 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:29:59 AM
Sigh.. it is not about splitting money, or all other resources, just food, housing, training, healthcare and safety.

So, you want that new iphone? tough luck, save up for it. No one owes you that. But.. Decent education or any of the other points i mentioned earlier, it should be within reach, not something you need to safe up for.

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1885 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:09:01 PM
A side note. If they were to split all the money evenly sure it sounds like they'd all be poor the fact is they wouldn`t. They`d all be on equal footing. If that were to happen (which it wouldn`t) prices would adjust to the new market. You still think a burger at Mcdonalds or your rent would still be the same? No way, it`s not possible everyone has the same amount of wealth so the system would be "reset". Don`t act like everyone would be poor when in fact it`s the exact opposite. People would have to reprice and revalue everything.

Modwain
Male, 30-39, Europe
 303 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:03:04 PM
Eventually, the problem will be so big that the only answer will be an uprising. Do not mistake this as a revolution, i mean, it can be but by no means has to be. I fear though, that the people will demand a better sharing of not even the wealth but the mere option of a decent life.

But then, it may take some time

Modwain
Male, 30-39, Europe
 303 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:01:09 PM
human action. a social democracy is working in several of the more succesfull countries .
Plutocracy isnt crowny capitalism, it is big money deciding the routes of government. Which is what is happening in the us.
Bailing out companies is not socialism. If a companie fails but is big, it is allouwed to crash and is then restarted from a government influence. No bail out money, no bonussus, none of that bs. no trying to get out from under taxes.
But the bailouts we see in the us basicly boil down to handing rich people more money at the expense of everyone else. Basicly, after a company has been handed a bailout check ,they try to make sure they pay as little tax as possible, and if anyone complains about this, they make sure that they (by activly participating in politics) get away with it.

You know human action. Personaly i wouldnt mind, if it werent for the fact that i see more countries deal with the economic crisis in more or less the same way

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1885 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:39:26 PM
"I agree. Your imaginary lalaland of feel-good moments and happiness doesn't exist. I`m glad we both were able to agree on this."

As long as people like you exist yea it`ll never happen.

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