Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Rewarding Viciousness

You get what you reward.  America has been rewarding vicious behavior in business for several decades.  So in 2010, CEO pay in top corporations rose 36.5% as executives helped themselves to even more money.  Meanwhile HALF of Americans -- that is 1 in 2 -- are in low-income or poverty levels.  The deliriously rich aren't earning all that money; mostly they are simply taking it from other people who don't have the power to hold onto it.  I am not okay with that.  I think it's evil to hog so much of the resources when there are millions of people right here in America  who can't afford food, shelter, or health care.

Remember, 50% is a failing grade in school.  If half your country is poor, you're failing as a society.  No matter how much you adore your core idealogy, if it doesn't meet most people's basic needs, sooner or later they will kill it with pitchforks and try something else they think will give them a better chance of survival and a decent life.  That's history.  I would rather NOT see it repeat itself yet again.
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