Mark Furst Posted about 2 years ago What are some realistic and creative ways to reduce wealth inequality? I think that most who are not very wealthy agree that inequality is not a benefit to society in the long run. The US was founded in part to get away from the arbitrary rules and enforcement of Royalty (including the collusion with the Church). What I see now are the super-wealthy becoming the new Royalty as they are in a postion to create the rules to their benefit. In fact, it's even better than being royalty in that they can, if they so choose, to remain anonymous: money allows one to build ever bigger walls and gates. It's a given that just about all of the "big" money made is amassed by corporations of some sort or another. The big problem as I see it is that the primary legal obligation of a modern corporation is to generate profits for it's shareholders. This allows the humans in charge (yes, they are mere humans) to justify cost savings in any way, which leads to the race to the bottom for, amongst everything else, wages for the workers. As long as this mindset is in place, the accumulating of vast wealth will continue to be morally justified. What I think we have to do is to have a system whereby it's more beneficial to the wealthy for the money to flow back into the system rather than to sit in a bank account somewhere. It's amazing to me that "sit on your ass" investment earnings are taxed (in the US) at a lower rate than earnings from actual work. Changing that would be a start.