A friend posted this meme from "US Uncut" in my fb wall and asked for my comments. For me
, here are some formula to be poor, 100% assurance.
Not 100% assurance but plays a big role for poverty,
Having kids and the desire to give them a good future is the main driver, the "demon or devil within" among many parents why they work hard and save a lot. Instead of using the money to buy 2 or 3 other houses or luxury cars, they save the money, invest it, make it grow bigger, and give the money or investments to the kids. And that is how society progress -- continuing savings, investments and innovation. And that is how we have more material wealth, like more condo/buildings and malls, more factories and trains, and so on.
Another friend posted this meme earlier. I commented that it is awrong illustration and that there should be equality in opportunity and there should be inequality in outcomes. The lazy and irresponsible should not have the same outcome as the industrious and ambitious.
The meme shows unequal opportunity for the two boys. A variation of opportunity may help, like instead of climbing walls ala Tarzan or Spiderman, the other boy can perhaps use or borrow movable stairs. Kailangan pa rin ng diskarte sa buhay, and only inequality of outcome will force people to be more creative.
Gini Klingman. While i do believe 'generally' with is quote, specifically, statistics show only 35% of billionaires inherited either all or some of their wealth while 65% earned it all themselves. So not quite what's represented in this quote. It would be nice for a change for both sides to just give us the facts so the public could form educated opinions for themselves. Alas, this appears to be too much to ask from our leaders.
Amos Schorr This is circle jerk nonsense designed to get Facebook likes. The poor don't deserve to be poor. The poor aren't lazy. But that doesn't mean wealthy people are bad people, or that they don't deserve what they have.
It's this combative nonsense that pits people against each other in this country. Media outlets and politicians appeal to their constituents by making the people hate each other so that THEY can gain.