Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 11, 2014, 10:39 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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Conservatives and libertarians conflate personal achievement of social dominance that allows them to gather wealth that can only be created with the cooperation of others with their individual hard work. The reality is that their “work” consists of getting others to do the real work for them. Their idea of freedom is the liberty to coerce, by main force or threat of starvation or any other extortive process their excessive ownership of property allows, the rest of us to be ruled by the necessity to seek employment by them. Whether we have a choice of masters in the state of virtual slavery, which is the only real thing they've produced, is irrelevant. They will argue that we're free to do as they do, if we have the strength and intelligence. That canard is sufficient to daunt most objections to their tyranny. I guess most people never really think about the honesty of that assertion. The first to betray the community we all depend on by gathering wealth for itself is in a position to increase the difficulty for those who follow. After a time the simple statistical mathematics that rule the distribution of wealth forbids any but a small percentage of the population to acquire it.
Conservation of Economy:
g = goods produced
H = goods hoarded
C = goods consumed
g – H – C = 0
If 10% of the population own 80% of everything then 9 out of ten of us can have, on average only one fifth of what the other one in ten on average has. That's a mathematical certainty that rules the economy and belies the assertion that we too can be rich if we're strong enough, smart enough and work hard enough. If you've paid attention to what's happened on the Planet Earth since 1970 it should be obvious that not everyone can be rich no matter how big the pie. In fact most of us are getting poorer as each year passes.