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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #10 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:14pm
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Ulysses wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 2:57pm:


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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #11 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:40pm
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Jasmine wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 3:04pm:
Income inequality is a good thing. 


Why do you think it's a good thing?

  

 
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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #12 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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Ulysses wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:40pm:
Why do you think it's a good thing?


A small part of the answer is because income equality is stupid and a terrible idea.
  

Wadsworth wrote on Sep 19th, 2019 at 3:31pm:
We are talking about this government, aren't we?  If we were any other kind of government like China or NK, we would not even be having this discussion because you would not even be allowed to own a gun. 


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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #13 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 5:02pm
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Ulysses wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 2:57pm:

As Queshank alluded to, I am 100% skeptical of this data set.

Which “CEOs” made the cut?

In the US, was it only those on the Dow Jones or S&P500?

Because there are so many companies. Tens of thousands of CEOs?

And the average worker makes something like 40,000 dollars? 50k?

So you’re saying the average CEO makes 20 million?

Give me a break.

Taken by BS data yet again.
  

Wadsworth wrote on Sep 19th, 2019 at 3:31pm:
We are talking about this government, aren't we?  If we were any other kind of government like China or NK, we would not even be having this discussion because you would not even be allowed to own a gun. 


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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #14 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 5:46pm
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Another stupid thread.

Income inequality is a ridiculous measure and only appropriate to look at if your goal is communism

If I look at the marathon in the olympics there will be a first place finisher and a last place finisher. But that last place finisher is probably still a top marathoner.

Who is better off. Country 1 richest earns 50000 and poorest earns 10000 so a beautiful 5:1 ration for Ulysses. In country 2 richest earns 2000000 and poorest earns 200,000. Ulysses, quick change is needed. That’s a 10:1 ratio. Country 2 is way worse off.

The only measure that should matter is poverty. How many, what percent etc. and looking at that, by world standards we have no poor


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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #15 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 5:51pm
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I'll echo the skepticism about these numbers but I will say this, if they are true it is cause for concern.
  

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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #16 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:17pm
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TowardLiberty wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 5:51pm:
I'll echo the skepticism about these numbers but I will say this, if they are true it is cause for concern.

It’s dishonest, so far as my research goes.

The US is actually 10:1 or 12:1 if you include all CEOs.

I imagine that’s how they used the data in other countries.

The numbers work out only if you just look at salaries for the top~200 or so US based global multi-nationals.
  

Wadsworth wrote on Sep 19th, 2019 at 3:31pm:
We are talking about this government, aren't we?  If we were any other kind of government like China or NK, we would not even be having this discussion because you would not even be allowed to own a gun. 


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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #17 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:19pm
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It’s a bit like when the gun banners cite victims of gun deaths and when you see the raw data they counted victims like the Boston bomber

Not surprising Ulysses started this thread. It’s a great communist talking point.
  
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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #18 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:21pm
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Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:17pm:
It’s dishonest, so far as my research goes.

The US is actually 10:1 or 12:1 if you include all CEOs.

I imagine that’s how they used the data in other countries.

The numbers work out only if you just look at salaries for the top~200 or so US based global multi-nationals.

Yea that sounds more accurate.
  

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Re: Income inequality in the greatest nation on earth
Reply #19 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:55pm
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Ulysses wrote on Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:40pm:
Why do you think it's a good thing?


Because it shows the breadth of the opportunities we have in our country. You can be super duper rich, and you can be dead-the-dirt poor.

That’s how it should be in life.
  


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