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Originally posted by chr0naut
Establishment of a meritocracy requires inhibition of human nature & greed.
Originally posted by TheCelestialHuman
reply to post by chr0naut
Merit would be determined by ideas and intelligence rather than family and money..
Would an idiot who saves someone's life have more merit than the composer of a symphony? If Dr Josef Mengele claimed the results of his research and his doctorates gave him merit, would it? At some stage you have to put your feet on solid ground and admit that there has to be a process or criteria for selection. Who determines that? Can they be trusted or would they be corrupt and self serving too? Establishment of a meritocracy requires inhibition of human nature & greed.
You could still continue striving for what your parent's strive for, just do it without their money.. Inheriting from your parents gives you an unfair advantage over people who are born to a family who is not as wealthy. In the case of 100% inheritance tax, everyone starts at the same point. No one starts ahead of the starting line, and no one starts behind it.
Originally posted by yuppa
LIFE IS NOT FREAKING FAIR.
Its a good idea,but its just that a Idea since this is not a perfect world with humans treating each other fairly.
go out there and WORK for what you want
We would have to rewrite the entire Constituition as well as the bill of rights.