We need less not none income inequality and the best way to do that is thru opportunity equality

May 2, 2016, 7:21 am

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The debate "We need less not none income inequality and the best way to do that is thru opportunity equality" was started by Nemiroff on May 2, 2016, 7:21 am. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

dalton7532 posted 2 arguments, Nemiroff posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.


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Can someone please elaborate on this question? It's a very vague question.

3 years, 5 months ago

as for how effective certain taxes are, that is a very worthwhile discussion requiring far more details. but first I believe it is far more important to unify the people in identifying the problem because a certain side of our politics demonizes any attempt at preventing executives from keep far more profit than should be morally allowed (cite saint aquinas, a Christian theologian and one of the earliest economists in European history)

the aquinas citation was meant to show you just how far American Christians have fallen from their original priorities of love, charity, and fairness.

3 years, 5 months ago
Nemiroff
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yes, same as I said, reduce, not eliminate.

the thinkers, innovators, and risk taking investors absolutely deserve to make more $ than the grunts, and a decent profit is absolutely their right. but they do not have a right to 100% off all the profit resulting in a growing economy with rising rent and service costs where huge portions of the population see absolutely no wage growth for decades.

yes, it is private money, and technically they have every right to do what they want with it, but at some point this is straight up theft and impoverishing the WORKING base of our economy will cripple our nation, and preventing that is worth a little government intervention.

3 years, 5 months ago

Income inequality is inevitable, and we should 'reduce' it, we can't eliminate it. And tax policies were ineffective since Obama's new tax regulations in 2010s....

3 years, 5 months ago
Nemiroff
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a little income inequality is an excellent motivational tool and reward mechanism.

a lot of income inequality eliminates most hope of any social mobility and demotivates the masses who see little point to their struggle.

3 years, 7 months ago

I agree. People work harder than other people. If everybody got paid the same, there would be no incentive to work harder than the average joe.

3 years, 7 months ago

income inequality is not bad
but too much of anything is bad, including income inequality.

high income inequality is correlated to economic instability, lots of booms and busts, decreased opportunity and social mobility, and social unrest.

it's not a healthy thing for an economy.

3 years, 7 months ago

-Everybody should have equal rights, and with that everybody should have equal oppurtunity to succeed.
-The question of income inequality, income inequality is not bad. It is bad when people cannot gain any money to move up, financially, no matter how hard they try.

3 years, 7 months ago
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