Why Inequality Matters

Why Inequality Matters

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Bill Gates reviews Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

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2016-05-03 12:03:23

Does this mean socialists in capitalist economies should give any income over 75k (80k for inflation) to others?http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2010/09/07/the-perfect-salary-for-happiness-75000-a-year/ …

2016-05-03 12:46:33

I think some inequality is a given in capitalism. It's just a question of how much

2016-05-03 12:50:32

and so if you're socialist, wishing you weren't in a capitalist economy, shouldn't you be willfully transferring your excess?

2016-05-03 13:32:39

I don't follow. Transfer where?

2016-05-03 14:13:32

to other people, charities, whatever. If they believe in it, nothing is keeping them from living it personally.

2016-05-03 14:19:47

I don't think giving to charity is a perfect way to remove inequalities. Then the top decides where the $ goes

2016-05-03 14:28:11

Sounds reasonable. I'm glad to see that some realize the influence and change they can affect.

2016-05-03 14:28:56

However, I think we need structural changes to our economy at this point.

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