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specialist · 2017-07-30 · Original thread
Government is the source of all wealth.

https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-Am...

Hate the game, not the player.

specialist · 2017-03-16 · Original thread
before somebody screams "but aren't they all subsidized by the government"

Government is the source of all wealth. So says Reagan's conservative economist, Kevin Phillips.

Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich

http://amzn.to/2ntP4eW

Belief in Freedom Markets™ is faith-, not reality-based.

specialist · 2015-12-05 · Original thread
Yes, I think that's why inequality is getting worse.

Inequity is the result of math. The rich get richer. Without progressive income redistribution, increasing inequity is inevitable.

This is why game shows have bonus rounds, mooting the first 1/2, so that people continue watching.

Further, creation of the middle class is a deliberate, explicit policy decision. Not the natural outcome of Freedom Markets (tm). The USA has previously chosen to nurture a middle class on three separate occasions. We're overdue for a 4th restructuring, say by 20 years.

Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich

http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-Ame...

specialist · 2015-11-02 · Original thread
The creation of the middle class has always been a deliberate policy decision.

Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-Ame...

http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_phillips.html

specialist · 2013-03-03 · Original thread
Yes, it matters.

Gross inequity is undemocratic. I cite Kevin Phillips' book Wealth and Democracy http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-Ame... but it's been researched and detailed ad nauseum.

More equitable societies are happier.

More equitable societies have better public health.

Just in case you need cites: https://www.google.com/searchq=More+equitable+societies+are+...

Lastly, I believe, but cannot prove, that more equitable societies are safer. Both domestically and internationally.

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