The 'Real' Social/Economic Cost of America's Wealth Inequality

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The 'Real' Social/Economic Cost of America's Wealth Inequality
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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 3:54pm

Here's a simple little exercise in numbers.

~ SW

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We only hear about most scandals because they ARE gov't--everyone's watching.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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People have different earnings based on the value of what they do.

ROFLOL!!

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Why would people spend money and 4 years of their lives to get a good job when they'll still only make the same as a high school dropout next door

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in

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As mentioned above, the 'market value' is artificially set by:

  • 1. The 'employers' personal greed
  • 2. Worker complancy - and sense
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The employee is paid to do a job, at the market value of that job.

Interesting. Oversimplified?

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A counter clerk at McDonalds should not earn the same salary as

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defecating on police cars

Please shut up about the yahoo who did that. It has little meaning in terms of this discussion. Just to clarify, it was not "people" plural who did it.

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It IS unethical when the leaders of the corp keep a majority of the gains for the few at the top, and pass along the majority of the losses to the many workers beneath them.