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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That's not true, actually. Most societies throughout history have had precious few wealthy and massive amounts of poor. The rise of a middle class is a relatively recent development in human history.
    Indeed, many were very structured. Very few rich who encompassed essentially an aristocracy; and then every one else who happened to be poor. The extreme difference in wealth distribution was hallmark of a closed economic system which pandered to the elite instead of the masses. Sounding a bit familiar, eh?
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    An over regulated government is gamed toward larger firms which have the resources to comply with the regulations.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

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    An over regulated government is gamed toward larger firms which have the resources to comply with the regulations.
    That's why you see multi-million dollar companies speaking out in favor of higher taxes and more regulations.
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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Indeed, many were very structured. Very few rich who encompassed essentially an aristocracy; and then every one else who happened to be poor. The extreme difference in wealth distribution was hallmark of a closed economic system which pandered to the elite instead of the masses. Sounding a bit familiar, eh?
    100% Agree. I just think that, as bad as what we have now, historically things have been much, much worse. Kind of a glass half full perspective.

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    100% Agree. I just think that, as bad as what we have now, historically things have been much, much worse. Kind of a glass half full perspective.
    They are, we don't quite have a fully established aristocracy yet. However, while it is better than things have been in the past, they are not better than things have been on OUR past. I fear that we are just inching closer and closer to aristocracy. You're glass may be half full, but there's also a small hole in the bottom.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Thieves teach OWS protestors about redistribution, the hard way

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's why you see multi-million dollar companies speaking out in favor of higher taxes and more regulations.
    Roger that.

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