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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 10 2013: I think they deserve whatever they earn, and that the poor should not simply just "get" it. That's taking their earnings away without a second thought to how hard they have worked. That's like legal robbery. Would you want some one taking away your earnings?
    • Apr 15 2013: Considering many extremely wealthy people receive what they "earn" off of destroying public goods, many of them are actually the thieves in this situation. Deserving what you earn is idealistic hogwash in a complex global economy, as it completely ignores the inputs and outputs that are involved in nearly every large business that are currently not represented by any economic or legal entities. The current prices for fresh water and energy do not even begin to take into consideration the broad spectrum damage created by their use. Furthermore, while pollution in some cases is regulated, current economic realities make it obvious that many large corporations are putting millions at significant health risks without paying anything, or relatively anything, for doing so, without saying anything about the destruction of vast swaths of ecosystems that are deemed irrelevant because they supposedly don't impact the only species that we deem important, ourselves. The poor should not simply get it, but when those who have climbed the ladder and reached the plateau are taking every effort, whether intentional or not, to kick that ladder out from underneath anyone else who would attempt to climb it is extremely narcissistic and oblivious to the unavoidable interconnectedness of people and life on this planet. We are supposedly making progress as a species, but when economic mobility is going in the opposite direction, we have some pretty serious issues to address.

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