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The Psychology of Persuasion
In the U.S. this is not an issue, and is a sign of a free market. If it were an authoritarian government massively taxing and then enriching their party people that was creating the divide, that would be tragic. Note it would be tragic because of the lack of freedom though, and not in wealth disparity.
But generally the poor just died ages ago, and underclass worked sun up to sun down. That you think this has not improved is ridiculous. When's the last time you cut ice blocks for your fridge? When's the last time you had to ride your buggy into town for food stock? When's the last time you had to spend 80% of your life chopping firewood, hunting, and growing just to survive?
You should be sentenced to life without technology for a month for such nonsense...you'd reform!
Might explain why they can go to work when they know their work will hurt lots of people and then they don't feel guilty about putting a lot of "normals" out of work.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Ultimately, it is a matter of why a wealth gap exists and how difficult it is to overcome that gap. In our current dynamic the gap has existed because you have some people who have invested a considerable amount of time, effort, and money into their future and others who have basically done nothing but stick their hand out looking for charity. Virtually nothing more than getting a better education is required to overcome the gap.
There are literally millions of students who will graduate in the next few weeks with associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees who will immediately jump into new tax brackets. Hitting "six figures" is almost guaranteed with a masters degree in something useful.
Work hard, graduate from a good college, then earn a MBA, JD, MD, etc. from a good program and you will do well.
Drop out of high school, pop out a few kids, and shoot heroin and you will do ****ty.
THis says it all.....................
Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why,