If we can entertain the thought of redistributing wealth from the rich to the rest, why not also entertain the thought of redistributing the wealth of the rest to the rich where it will be better managed? How about a progressive tax that taxes the lazy, fat, stupid, mediocre and irrelevant the most and those that create wealth the least? Doesn't that sound like the beginning of a great society of capable people who get things done instead of sitting around waiting for their government check to arrive?
Americans already get enough food, shelter and medical care to easily survive by sitting on their butts and doing absolutely nothing.
You honestly think they are going to risk that AND their lives just so their iPad's can have retina display's?
I highly doubt it.
That's probably why the government does what they are doing...implement programs (like QE) that benefit the rich while drastically raising social programs (like Obamacare) to appease everyone else.
Their rich, Wall St. buddies get richer and the masses get more and more dependent on the government. Win-win for them.
Lose-lose for everyone else...except the mega rich, of course.
Last edited by DA60; 01-27-14 at 03:07 AM.
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Depends on what kind of society we wish to have. If democratic-capitalist then yes. When the People do not own the means of production, then yes, wealth (mostly defined as money) redistribution is necessary.
If the owners of industry also own all the money then how can capitalism function? The only result of that can be economic stagnation.
If you wish for society to revert to a more plutocratic rule, then no, wealth distribution is completely unnecessary. This is because a plutocratic society only requires a lower class which functions as menial labor and de facto serfdom. Whoever has the money makes the rules.
For a functional democracy, the People must at least have a moderate share of the wealth for purchasing power, since they typically do not have much political power beyond the vote.
If you dont think redistribution of wealth is isnt essential or a natural authority of government then you probably dont think any government is natural since the 1700's...
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