What drives economic inequality in the US? Should we be concerned about the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the many?
I am not writing about this out of the blue – this seems to be the topic of the day in my social stream based on blogs written, retweets rendered and attaboys handed out.
I found the conversation a bit disconcerting. Yes, income inequality exists and yes it’s a natural consequence of capitalism and other forms of government are decidedly worse than capitalism because they inefficiently create and allocate resources.
But the celebratory nature of today’s conversation felt tone deaf and seemed to ignore the rules that get bent in favor of those with resources or born into privilege.So in stead of celebrating income inequality perhaps we would be a bit more compassionate about it.
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