Wednesday, June 27, 2007
the rich get richer
The GUardian ran this story on the above subject. I often hear yanks talking about how philanthropy is far more common in the US than in Europe. This is true but is no justification for the disgustingly skewed economic policy in that country which has seen the middle and working classes left far behind by the fortunes of the most wealthy. If philanthropy represents the rich giving to the poor it is inherently injust as the money goes to whoever the philanthropist considers to deserve it. Often in the states this includes yeehaas, Cristo-fascists and other sky-pixie botherers. What's wrong with taxing the fuckers and letting the government allocate the money on a just and transparent basis. People who argue that laissez-faire economics is just as good at redistributing wealth are either delusional or lying.