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What are some realistic and creative ways to reduce wealth inequality?

I am a a third year student completing a degree in Social Work in Hamilton, New Zealand. I am currently doing a paper on Social and Community Development where I have to consider a topic of interest and then form a plan based on a theoretical perspective to eliminate or reduce a social issue.

My chosen topic is: Then impact of wealth inequality on social cohesion within New Zealand.

I would love to hear some creative and realistic thoughts around reducing this social issue which is a rapidly increasing, world wide issue. If anyone is well versed around topics such as this, stating your political ideology/perspective/basis of your ideas would be a great help so that I am able to further research the good idea's!

The primary focus will be on reducing wealth inequality as by doing this, social cohesion will increase. Despite this, I do hope to develop a small scale plan to increase social cohesion as well to strengthen the assignment.

Thanks heaps in advance :)

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  • Jun 1 2013: “We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
    –Louis Brandeis
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1856-1941)

    Some people are smarter or work harder, ie doctor, the guy that works 70 hours a week at Ford. They are rewarded for their abilities. Others, are lazy or not as smart, or lack the opportunities. Is it "Fair" to take from one to take from one and give to the other in the name of equality?
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      Jun 1 2013: So its now 72 years since the death of Louis Brandeis and the wealth of America is still in the hands of a 'few' and this begs the question is America still a democracy or not and if not what is it?

      And if the quotes of 'notables' are worth something or squat, then how true does this ring...............

      Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
      Ayn Rand

      It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
      Ayn Rand

      Hey.........just asking!

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