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Social Equality? So share the expenses of the wealthy, too.

Assuming socialism is right, the rich should give the poor their money. Why does it not also follow that the poor must also then share in the risks/debts/expenses/hard work/smart work/saving money which the wealthy use to create economic wealth?


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  • Apr 7 2013: In this information age, we are all invited to re-think the existing dynamics you point up. Analysis of quality of life ought to be significant because as we all know although money is better than un money it will not in itself provide happiness.
    Being cracked up as a solvent however it enjoys attraction by those willing to sacrifice morality, sanity and physical well being in order to obtain it, These varying lengths people will go certainly are part of their cost and so part of such a debate.
    A scale then ought to apply where ones personal extensions exceed a wealth measure. How this happens I cannot even begin to say. The wealthiest country in the world and one of the most productive cannot claim a place anywhere near top when it comes to happiness.

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