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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The countries with the highest income inequality are, by far, those of Latin America and the southern tip of Africa. These countries have been seeing economic growth over the past few decades, but much of the wealth ends up funneling into the top stratospheres of society. This problem tends to be self-reinforcing: The rich are able to secure better education and political access, making it easier for them to stay rich and tougher for everyone else to get a share of the pie.
    The United States doesn’t come out of this comparison looking great. It’s ranked 44th out of 86 countries, well below every other developed society measured. It’s one spot below Nigeria, which has some of the worst political corruption in the world and in 2012 saw nationwide protests over perceived income inequality. The United States’ Palma ratio ranks it just beneath Nigeria but above Russia and Turkey — all countries that have experienced heavy political unrest in recent years.
    From the article in the first comment.

  2. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 3 years ago

    Kal, the logic the R’s clearly present is that if they kill all the poor there will be no more “gap”. Problem solved.

  3. martens

    martens said, almost 3 years ago

    mskemple, we are not saying that having $$$ is in and of itself evil. It’s a matter of the maximin principle. When both rich and poor improve, you have a healthy society. When the rich improve but the poor get poorer, you have an unhealthy society.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Do not feed the trolls or they will never learn to think for themselves.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    No one is really saying that hard working people should not be well paid, or that creative people not be adequately compensated. But yet it is possible to overshoot the mark and the rich will get richer simply because they are rich, they have the power and they have the control. That is where America is at with its huge income disparity, and it only leads to social unrest and economic underachievement (or failure).
    Strange this happens in America where the nation was founded in a rebellion against a disparity in rights and privileges.

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Are we not possibly talking semantics? No doubt escaping tyranny was an issue and that whole thing about taxation without representation was a sore point. But so also was rejecting the social order of aristocracies that dominated Europe at the time and rule by divine right. What that social order created, of course, was extreme disparity in rights and wealth, which America rightfully rejected in favour of democratically elected representative government responsible to the will of the people.
    My point remains that America is in danger of falling back into those very things they fought against in the American Revolution.
    Many of your bumper sticker comments make that very point. Your every post seems to reject the democratic will of the people if the results do not favour your so-called conservative outlook. You are not alone. There seems to be a large contingent prepared to reject the democratic will of the people in favour of anarchy, if that is what is required to achieve power.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    When challenged on your repetitive one-thought talking points, your level of intellect seems very shallow.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow…..that was clever!

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