posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 05:45 AM
I've always liked the idea of a Maximum Wage, as opposed to a minimum wage. Perhaps a ratio of some kind, like certain business have already?
We could also go back to the tax rates on the wealthy from the Ike era, and return the top rate to 90%. There was not shortage of entrepreneurial
ambition because of it.
Indeed, there must be firewall of some kind to prevent a tiny group from hoarding the vast bulk of the wealth - like how it is right now.
Some how, in some way, we need to knock them down a bit from the pyramid cap - the reverse, raising everyone else to their level, is materially
Hoarding in such massive proportions is patently immoral, and I think anyone who aims to sit atop the world, needs to expect to be despised, and
knocked down. It's unnatural. It makes no sense. It hurts people, breeds discontent, and must not be tolerated.
Somehow, we must strike a balance between allowing individuals to pursue their own success, and also look out for our brothers and sisters. Our right
to pursue happiness stops at the point where it blocks other people from doing the same.
The american dream, of working hard and doing great, is a myth. There are always few counterhegemonic examples, but that's meaningless in the face
of the starving masses.
Somehow, yes, there needs to be a limit to how much a person can accumulate. There are simple concepts of fairness that we are destroying ourselves
We can do it consciously, or wait for the underclass to finally go apes**t and reenact the Storming of the Bastille, and the Reign of Terror. If we
push people past a certain point, our animal nature takes over, and 'course corrects'. I'd truly not want to see that happen. It would be
Revisit how tribal societies functioned - this kind of hoarding wouldn't have been tolerated for a moment.
[edit on 28-11-2009 by TrueTruth]