"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
The current American federal minimum wage is 7.25$ per hour, while an adult cleaner in Norway can't legally be paid less than 161,17nok per hour, which equals 26,09$, or 3,6 times the American federal minimum wage.
Some work hard, others inherit fortunes Midas could only dream of without having to break a sweat.
You seem to forget that how hard you work does not correlate to your chance of achieving wealth and success. Some Laborers are far more industrious than any investor. Scientists have benefited the world more than any banker. What seems to determine a person's income is his ability to advantageously manipulate capital, if he did not simply inherit.
Inequity is a fact of life. There is no amount of compassion, no amount of emotion that will ever change that.
Give a hundred people a million dollars each and in but a brief amount of time every person will have something other than a million dollars; some will probably have zero; others maybe half; others maybe double, triple, or quadruple the original amount. There is no government program, no government scheme, no strategy that will ever change that - inequity will be the inevitable outcome - every time.
And no amount of envy; no amount of humility, or pride, or greed, or avarice can change it either.
Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus