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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Why is wealth inequality important?

People are already unequal in numerous ways- physical, mental, & psychological. So why focus on inequality of wealth?

I think the reason is that unlike other traits, wealth can be stolen. You can't steal height or youth or good looks from someone else, but you can steal their money or property. Harming someone's body or reputation does nothing to improve yours. Money and property are the only things you can take from someone else that make you better off.

This is the real reason why people complain about wealth inequality. It's interesting that the people who claim to value diversity do not like it when people are different on the basis of wealth. 

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