World’s Wealthiest Stealing From the Rest of Us

Imagine winning a 20 million dollar lottery. Pretty sweet, right? Enough cash to live in the lap of luxury for generations.

Now times that by a thousand. This is what the world’s billionaires contend with – a net worth thousands of times bigger than what most humans would consider a fortune.

And now that you have this tremendous sum in your head, multiply it by another thousand. That makes 20,000,000,000,000 – 20 Trillion dollars! – which is the amount of money the world’s super-rich have been hoarding in secret, shielded from any taxes.

Unbelievable, isn’t it? Despite being the richest humans on the planet, they still want more for themselves. Billions of dollars just isn’t enough. It’s like they have the same fear we all share, and all the money in the world won’t get rid of it.

Still, as nice as it would be to temper the growing gap between the super-rich and the rest of us, it seems there aren’t enough elites, like Buffet and Gates, willing to fetter their own expanding wallets for the sake of the planet.

This puts the onus on the rest of us – those of us who aren’t the 1% of the 1% – to stand up and say NO! This economic model simply will not suffice! We want a more just world for everybody, and if you aren’t going to make it happen we will do it ourselves!

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One Response to “World’s Wealthiest Stealing From the Rest of Us”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Private property is a right. The right to property should not be compromised by any wealth maximization calculus. So better leave the rich people were they are. More taxes would only mean more government control, more bureaucracy, less freedom. Capital investment and not legislation stands between today and the better society of tomorrow. Any sort of regulation to temper any sort of gap can only be detrimental to the progress and the consequent increased standard of living. Lobbies, which are bodies that the government institutes, are an example of what market regulations can express.

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