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Time to Care

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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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Howdy, fellow ATSliens!


How are wo doing today? Are we enjoying ourselves?

Not sorry to bother you, this Oxfam report made the news with a few poignant quotes already, you guys saw that?
It's not even about the crazy rich people in those examples, it's about a broken system, innit? At some point our Brave New Oligarchs should hire new PR mouthpieces with a different set of answers than "this is fine", cuz ...newsflash: it aint.

Aaanyhow. Here's a snippet from Page 10:


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Governments must take bold and decisive action to build a new, human economy, that will deliver for everyone rather than a rich few, and that values care and wellbeing above profit and wealth.

THE SCALE OF THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR TODAY

The gap between the super-rich and the rest of society remains unimaginably huge.(6)

  • In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, have more wealth than 4.6 billion people.
  • The 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa
  • The world’s richest 1% have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people.
  • If you saved $10,000 a day since the building of the pyramids in Egypt you would have one-fifth the average fortune of the 5 richest billionaires.
  • If everyone were to sit on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, most of humanity would be sitting on the floor. A middle-class person in a rich country would be sitting at the height of a chair. The world’s two richest men would be sitting in outer space.
  • The monetary value of women’s unpaid care work globally for women aged 15 and over is at least $10.8 trillion annually – three times the size of the world’s tech industry.
  • Taxing an additional 0.5% of the wealth of the richest 1% over the next 10 years is equal to investments needed to create 117 million jobs in education, health and elderly care and other sectors, and to close care deficits.

[...]

Oxfam - Time to Care
Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis


Enjoy (the riots) and discuss?




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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:32 PM
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life is not fair?




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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:34 PM
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Consumed by entitlement and jealousy is no way to go through life.

Money won't buy you happiness.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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I'll be completely honest, I feel more comfortable with 22 rich guys having all that money than all the women in Africa having it. The warlords would be the crap out of them and take it.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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What’s a throne of cash worth if you are hungry and I have fish?


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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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Wealth inequality is a tool used by socialists to sell their failed ideology to the naive and stupid.

Did you know that the world has less poverty in it now than 10 years ago?

Or is Bernie not worried about that because it doesn't fit his agenda?




posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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Meaningless stats based in envy. To be fair, you should also post how many jobs, tech advances, and philanthropy those people provide.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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The first billionaire in the world was in 1916. Here we are in 2020, and last year 195 more folks joined the billionaire's club to bring it up to 2,153!

I say Kudos to them. Most of those billionaires are providing some type of product/service/jobs that has proven to be rewarding. As an offshoot, they also generate more jobs/service outwardly since these amounts are not stacks of cash just sitting around. They are invested or in other physical assets.

I will not join any riot with those green eyed envious devils who only see $$$ and want to take it from others for themselves and spend /waste it impulsively.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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Consumed by entitlement and jealousy is no way to go through life.


It certainly doesn't lead to freedom and wealth equality.



Money won't buy you happiness.


We could distribute it differently and have a few studies on that, should be fun.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: PublicOpinion

Meaningless stats based in envy. To be fair, you should also post how many jobs, tech advances, and philanthropy those people provide.



Wouldn't fit the agenda of identifying one class, making them the enemy and pitting the working class against them.

These people should learn history.

The Jews were Hitler's 1%.

~shakes head~



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:46 PM
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Even if you distributed the richest people's money around. Within a couple years, those same people will have regained all that wealth and possibly more. Poor people are poor for a reason. They don't invest and make their money work for them.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: watchitburn



Consumed by entitlement and jealousy is no way to go through life.


It certainly doesn't lead to freedom and wealth equality.



Money won't buy you happiness.


We could distribute it differently and have a few studies on that, should be fun.


It isn't your money or place to decide what to do with it.

Secondly, these people are worth a lot because their companies are valuable. If you took their money you are basically shutting down their companies. How would you post on ATS if there were no Microsoft?



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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Wealth inequality is a tool used by socialists to sell their failed ideology to the naive and stupid.


Crazy Rich Socialists, and most people keep buying this "Free Market" Bollocks.

That much is obvious by now. And?



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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Some of these billionaires started out dirt poor. Puts a wrench in making them all 1%ers. At some point they were on the other side of the spectrum. Giving them no credit for moving up the financial ladder is demeaning their hard work, drive and ambition.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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Wealth equality? What about risk equality?

Capitalism: You build a mill and grind wheat into flour for a percentage of flour.
Socialism: The town builds a mill and everyone can have wheat ground to flour.
Communism: That mill is ours we get all but a percentage of flour and will distribute portions as we see fit.
Monarchy: It’s our mill, wheat, flour and land. You borrow what we allow. Pray that we don’t alter the deal any further.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 01:54 PM
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Equal opportunity is freedom.

Equal outcome is tyranny.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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www.cheatsheet.com...

I keep hearing this presented as some sort of a new problem or worsening problem when history proves different.
This is demonstrably false. The wealth gap has always been a cycle and it has often been far worse than it is today. Look at the so-called "gilded age" on the late 1800s.
time.com...

One statistic cited by the Gilded Age documentary is that, by the time of that 1897 ball, the richest 4,000 families in the U.S. (representing less than 1% of the population) had about as much wealth as other 11.6 million families all together. By comparison, as of November 2017, the three richest individuals in the U.S. had as much wealth as the bottom half of the population. According a recent CNN analysis of Federal Reserve data, as of the end of 2017, the top 1% of Americans held 38.6% of the nation’s wealth.


So no, this isn't an impending crisis. It's simply life. Next market crash will see a new crop of billionaires and a new crop of people delved into poverty, and everything in between.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 02:04 PM
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One of the first life lessons my parents taught me growing up.

Second thing they taught me, "No one is going to do for you what you are not willing to do for yourself".

There where a lot more but these two are at the top, along with, "I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it."


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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: Lumenari




Wealth inequality is a tool used by socialists to sell their failed ideology to the naive and stupid.


Crazy Rich Socialists, and most people keep buying this "Free Market" Bollocks.

That much is obvious by now. And?



If you honestly think that Progressive policies and wealth redistribution works then the migratory patterns of people in America would be from red states to blue states.

The opposite is true.

Ever wonder why?

That was a rhetorical question... of course you haven't.

Wouldn't fit the ideology your owners have taught you.




posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 02:11 PM
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Take $1 Billion from each Billionaire and then what happens when there's nothing left to take? 😁

Math sucks don't it 🥳



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