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Old 11-22-2017, 12:11 AM
 
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Seems the "Me Too" campaign has put a small dent into a festering boil.
+1 LOL This is the quickest way. Every adjective in the OP's title describe the type of men who would do this to their staff. These rich guys are married and some have mistresses or girlfriends. There is no reason to prey on employees.

Bill Gates is a billionaire and doesn't strike me as the type. But who knows at this point
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:34 AM
 
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Redistribution of wealth is proven to bring prosperity. Notably countries with more wealth distribution see greater upwards economic social mobility.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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Redistribution of wealth is proven to bring prosperity. Notably countries with more wealth distribution see greater upwards economic social mobility.
lol..Yeah ok and the moon is made of cheese. Oh wait, I forgot. To those people who gained upward economic mobility on the backs of others...."YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!"
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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No matter what way you slice it, it seems as if the most ruthless, most greedy, most narcissistic people end up as the elite that ends up in power. Is there anything that can be done to eliminate, or at the very least, largely mitigate it? One idea I have is elimination of private property and limit on excess of personal property, and as capitalism needs culturalization to exists, so does communism, also horizontal democracy, more democracy in general where the people decides not a political elite distant from the people.

Capitalism is a system that doesn't simply harness but magnifies greed due to its structural requirements - the necessary eternal expansion of markets for the sake of unending capital accumulation held in the hands of those who own the means of production. If we want to ameliorate corrupting influences, it makes more sense to embrace a democratic socio-politico-economic system in which power is more widely distributed. This is socialism.

Many of the things we ascribe to "human nature" stem from material conditions, not from some intrinsic drive. We know that scarcity plays a role in fostering greed in humans. We know that because of our understanding of how many hunter-gatherer societies work, as well as early agricultural societies like the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture. When needs are met, there is little inherent need for status and wealth accumulation. When things are scarce and need to be exchanged or claimed, hierarchies develop. Societies are based on mankind's attempts at harnessing production. Change the mode of production and you begin to change how society operates.
Yes vote with your head .Become and informed voter ,use facts real facts not "alternative ones" to determine who you will vote for.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Redistribution of wealth is proven to bring prosperity. Notably countries with more wealth distribution see greater upwards economic social mobility.

Ya, but they are subsidized by our hard earned money, that is taken with the threat of incarceration.
The Federal Reserve, gave them 16 trillion of our money under Obama, not as a loan.. GIVE, Have, It's Yours.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:17 PM
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Location: Near Manito
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Boycott the next election. Voting just encourages them.

Imagine if only ten per cent or so of the eligible voters even bothered to cast ballots. Our morally bereft media/political complex would have a hard time making a pina colada out of that pineapple.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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Redistribution of wealth is proven to bring prosperity. Notably countries with more wealth distribution see greater upwards economic social mobility.
You mean the nearly hundreds of millions who were murdered by Russia, China, Cambodia, etc were experiencing "prosperity"?
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Ugh...when will people finally give up on Marxism...and also the idea that a ruling group can be held accountable by voting...

If you have two human beings and one is designated as a subject to the other, of course the "master" will take advantage of that arrangement.

You'd be extremely lucky to find someone who wanted power over others, yet didn't use it to benefit themselves.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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Ugh...when will people finally give up on Marxism...
They will never give up because they believe that they have a fictional right to impose their will upon others with aggression. Psychopaths generally are never healed. The believe that the fictional Collective is Divine, and the human beings exist only to serve the fictional Collective.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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No, we can understand the problem but can do nothing about it. There's something about the human race that gravitates toward following the type of leaders we have, people without conscience, who are just in it for themselves, who will do whatever it takes, harm whoever they have to, to get to positions of wealth and power. Maybe it's in our DNA. And the people in control have been there for generations, and they have created the systems that support them and keep them in power and indoctrinate the citizenry to support them as well. And even when there is a revolution, or a champion of the people is voted in, the new leaders are either eliminated, marginalized, or revert to the same type as those they overthrew.
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