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Icon3 the poor versus the rich will they ever bridge the gap?


I mean this in a broad general sense
poor countries versus the rich ones
the west versus the east
america versus the world

it is makes sense long terms because otherwise eventually the balance will topple and every one will go down in the same route.

your thoughts would be very welcome

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The short answer is no.
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The short answer is no.
rather negative and adamant.
what is the longer answer?
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
I mean this in a broad general sense
poor countries versus the rich ones
the west versus the east
america versus the world

it is makes sense long terms because otherwise eventually the balance will topple and every one will go down in the same route.

your thoughts would be very welcome
Nacia, if you reversed the situation (give the rich's wealth to the poor), you would only end up with the same situation in about two month's time. Money makes most people insane.

You may be one of the exceptional persons unmoved by wealth, but you are in the minority. There are few individuals like you ... rich or poor (even a poor person may be greedy).

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Nacia, if you reversed the situation (give the rich's wealth to the poor), you would only end up with the same situation in about two month's time. Money makes most people insane.
I agree to a certain extent
money gives an impression which does not usually lasts
rich today poor tomorrow.

You may be one of the exceptional persons unmoved by wealth, but you are in the minority. There are few individuals like you ... rich or poor (even a poor person may be greedy).
greed is undemocratic one cannot regulate it
money is democratic however and can be regulated
it is just a question of legislating it so that everyone has money.
that is the whole point of legislation.
money must be legislated because we legislate everything else.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
I agree to a certain extent
money gives an impression which does not usually lasts
rich today poor tomorrow.



greed is undemocratic one cannot regulate it
money is democratic however and can be regulated
it is just a question of legislating it so that everyone has money.
that is the whole point of legislation.
money must be legislated because we legislate everything else.
We all began with stones. But soon some wanted the mountain. Do you really believe "equal portions" is the problem? I hope not.
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Originally Posted by Cityboy View Post
We all began with stones. But soon some wanted the mountain. Do you really believe "equal portions" is the problem? I hope not.
what is
equal portions?
I think we all began with mountains but soon some wanted them rubble.
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Let's hope not. The poor smell funny.
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Let's hope not. The poor smell funny.

If we give them money they could afford showers. A win-win when standing in line at the motor vehicle department.
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History tells us that the bridges between rich and poor are entirely mutable.

Empires rise and fall and those who were powerful and wealthy find their progeny cast down, whether it be the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Emperors of Rome or the Merovingian kings.

Invariably those who have money and are in power grow lazy and corrupt. The discontented rise up and wealth is redistributed. This is not always accompanied by conflict but unfortunately there are many more examples of change through conflict than without.

What does this mean for us today? The rise of Indian and Chinese middle classes and Western Europe and America becoming increasingly poor? Who has the answers? Maybe we should ask the Greeks.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
rather negative and adamant.
what is the longer answer?
Hell no.
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Build a bridge? And who will pay for it? The rich? So that the poor can traipse their bedraggled raiment through the pristine halls of privilege and sully the good name of Windsor?

I agree with everything Jiet said, especially the sentiment that comfort breeds lassitude and lassitude corruption.
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