- Bryan Maloney
- Rockport, TX
- United States
Laboratory Coordinator, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
This conversation is closed.
Let's make "the 1%" irrelevant.
We keep hearing about the alleged "1%" who control whatever gigantermous portion of the US economy. We hear how evil they are. We hear how wonderful they are. They are exploiters. They are job creators. They need to have their wealth redistributed. They need to have their wealth protected. Either way, there is a lot of fixation on the very wealthy.
What if we just started making plans and taking actions without them. People can be very smart when we're not wallowing in dogmatism. Why not figure out ways to address severe poverty that simply ignore "the 1%". Are "the 1%" really so vital and important? Are "the rest of us" really so helpless and stupid that the only way to "paradise" is to either be abject puppets of "the 1%" or raid the surplus hoardings of "the 1%"?