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HarmoniousJosh

Here's a timely essay:

Mind the Gap
http://www.paulgraham.com/gap.html

To sum it up, making money is a skill and some people are really, really good at it. A gap is a sign of health.

HarmoniousJosh

Nothing. There's nothing inherently wrong with income gaps.

For the record, I'm poor, compared to my fellow Americans. My net worth is barely on the positive side. So I'm not some rich dude hording his assets.

Here's a question the egalitarian lefties refuse to ask (the right can bite me too, but that's another subject):

Are the players the same? Meaning, are the poor people today the same poor people from ten years ago? Or are they new poor people (immigrants, people temporarily down on their luck, people starting their own business, etc)? Are the rich people of today the same as ten years ago, or are they new, successful/lucky ones?

So I guess my "fix" for income inequality would be to tell people to mind their own business and stop concerning themselves with how much other people make.

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