I was browsing my local newspaper and came across an article that I hoped was a joke, but no it was not. A physicist had a thought of limiting
personal incomes to 500k after taxes. Then mandating giving anything over to charity. He then justified this mandate by saying rich people would feel
better and be happier. I think he is a fool.
The headline in the paper had the words (mandating philanthropy). That's forced charity....wth? That is not charity it's robbery.
I couldn't find the newspaper article online but I did find the article. The link is below.
The fact is sure there are some horrific billionaires who are evil and sociopathic.
But there are some true visionary who are using that money for advancing the human race. I look up to the Elon Musks and Richard Brandsons of this
Instead of penalising ALL rich people we should just be tightening fraud and corruption laws and holding the rich to the same legal standard as
everyone else. I see no issue if a Banker commits fraud jailing them and confiscating there money to pay for the damage but not punishing all rich
for the actions of a few.
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Yea, well...I've rarely met a Physicist who was particularly well versed in economics. And of course...its Delaware. What's to talk about today in
Delaware? It's not just a slow news day in Delaware...its a slow news Decade in Delaware.
But, who's to say? Some of the dopiest people I've ever met were the wealthiest. Maybe some of them will sign up for this.
Unless i hit the lottery, i'll never know what its like to have more than 50k in the bank. Never heard of an idea like this. Makes sense to me. The
rich will have to sell a few of their homes, cars, maids/ butlers. I suppose in the end, it's just not fair. Would be cool to see what would happen
in this situation, though.
I can see where he is coming from although i think 500K is a little on the low side. It's when someone's personal wealth becomes obscene that i have
a problem with it.
What kind of a species are we when we allow a small number of people to own most of the money. What kind of a species are we when we allow a small
number of individuals to bathe in the best that life has to offer whilst the rest mostly live in squaller. When children are homeless and starving.
Nobody on this planet should have more money than they could ever reasonably expect to spend, just sitting in the bank making them ever more money for
nothing through interest.
I think the guy simply wants a system where nobody is hungry or homeless or in debt having their lives ruined.
It can be done, but we have to cleanse the planet of the greediest most despicable heartless scum first !!
All this would do is keep someone from becoming rich. The wealthy would stay wealthy.
Good luck getting Tom cruise to cap his pay at 500k. He makes 20 million a movie.
How about the guy that finds a cure for cancer, he can't make more than a half million...lol
This idea is just awful.
For those that are saying "i made my own money and deserve it" ! are just the type of people that most are fed up with.
Nobody said you don't deserve to earn a great living but you have been blessed by being fortunate enough to be mentally healthy and stable, likely
physically fit and quite possibly intelligent to some degree. But what about the less fortunate ? Do they NOT deserve to live a good and happy life ?
Just because they may not be as intelligent as you and not understand how to make lots of money, or have business accumen, or suffer physically and
unable to work or for many other reasons. does not mean they are any less 'deserving'.
If someone is making much more than very comfortable life earnings then they have money they do not NEED. That i believe is the point the guy was
trying to raise. And justifiably i say.
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