Friday, December 24, 2010

Attack Of The Jones-Killas

So the rich keep gettin' richer and the middle class is disappearing. There's also that pesky "disproportionate gap" between rich and poor.

Some questions are panhandling on the corner. Who's doing all that classifying? Without invading my privacy, how can anyone assess my wealth to classify me? If someone does indeed have the necessary information, how did they get it and who's paying them to get it?

Are the poor to be pitied? Are the rich to be hated? If the poor all worked harder and rose "above their station", could we all breathe a sigh of relief at the return of the middle class? If the rich gave away all their wealth, could we stop hating them? If they made a second fortune, would we have to start hating them again?

And that notion of a "disproportionate" gap, is there a "proportionate" gap--some number of poor and rich that's just right? Economist, please!

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