paul wheaton wrote: People who are broken laws or are corrupt or are doing horrible things.
I like what I'm hearing with regards to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, including the 70% income tax over whatever amount earned in a year,
Victor Skaggs wrote:Robert Reich has created a video which admirably addresses this issue.
The bottom line is that as soon as Reaganomics took effect, the disparity of wealth took off like a rocket.
I'm not going to exactly disagree, but I think that part of the issue is that we have had too much focus on "civil rights" compared to "civil responsibility". Unfortunately, when people have a lot of money, they frequently are much more visible, and if the "civil responsibility" meter has too low a charge, the media gets involved and too often irresponsible behavior gets glorified or at least publicized, rather than the rich being expected to "smarten up and fly right" as they say.
In the US, it started out with a great deal of local control, but over time and especially in moments of crisis (civil war, depression), the higher levels of govt took more and more power.
Jay Angler wrote:... I think that part of the issue is that we have had too much focus on "civil rights" compared to "civil responsibility".
How do we do better?