Wealth inequalities are not about the haves and the have-nots. Thats just the final manifestation. Its all about the did's, and the did nots. Some people studied, saved, worked two jobs, made themselves valuable. Others did not.
SOME people took those hard working peoples 401k's you're talking about, gambled them on the stock market, burned the house down and walked away rich as hell while those hard working people lost their savings, their house and their job and are now being demonized as mooching, unemployed bums who should lose their unemployment benefits so that the guy who ****ed them over can get more tax breaks.
In other words, yes, in one way, it is about "the dids and did nots". However, if you ignore that paths that bring people to "do" and "not do", you ignore 90% of the equation. The path is what you're ignoring. People don't just go from child to success or child to failure. There is a path between those two points.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Why do Conservatives suddenly care about the high unemployment rate among the black population. IDK... but I am sure it as absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the president is a democrat who also happens to be black. Definitely not.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers