posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 10:50 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit
This type of speech borders extremely closely to the One True Religion. It creeps me out, honestly.
How do you feel about someone accumulating wealth in order to help others? If someone simply gives away everything beyond the means to live a simple
life, it is likely that wealth could have changed more
lives if it was used to, say, build a novel technological paradigm.
Teach a man to fish and all that.
Money is little more than a means to an end, a middle man. By simply giving it away, it could be said to be the least effective use of that wealth.
Is it more important to uphold the paradigm of "give it away," or put it to use in the most effective way for all of humanity?
While it may be as rare as hen's teeth, it could be argued that the accumulation of wealth is actually the most effective way to do the most
good for all of mankind. Wherein, it is used as the middleman it is to leverage the production and dissemination of technologies, inventions, and
constructs that will do more to change things than "wealth" could ever hope to accomplish.
I mean, even in the current paradigm, the True Left position you describe would seem to disable even scientific endeavours. Unless there are