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Old Yesterday, 05:25 AM
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noblesse oblige or maybe "am i brothers keeper?" ideas expressed within the western religious doctrine of christianity is ONE reason
Yes, but through voluntary charitable acts.
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Old Yesterday, 05:26 AM
 
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I'm always amazed when people defend the 1%'s bank accounts.
They're likely simply sycophants.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 AM
 
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Yes, but through voluntary charitable acts.
This reminds me of the plot of Les Miserables.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM
 
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If I was so fortunate to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying more taxes for the common good as long as I remained a millionaire after doing so.
First of all, it usually isn't a matter of fortunate as it is hard/smart work. Second you say that right up to the point of actually paying. Then, no doubt, your story would change.

So, hang some flesh on the bones of your post you would be okay if you had $5M in the bank and were taxed down to $1M?
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 AM
 
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I don't care what all the textbooks say. It isn't needed and they don't add value, they subtract value. They serve one purpose only: accumulation of capital in a handful of hands.
Why would they exist if they aren’t needed, Einstein?

Please explain to me how millions of people can invest in (buy and sell) shares of Amazon without the stock market.

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Old Yesterday, 07:10 AM
 
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Financialization of the economy has replaced/displaced functional production. (Speculation in ...)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financialization
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 AM
 
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If I was so fortunate to be a millionaire, I wouldn't mind paying more taxes for the common good as long as I remained a millionaire after doing so.
Really? How condescending you are!

If you donít mind paying more taxes, you can write a check to IRS. I have not heard that IRS would indict people for paying extra taxes.

Maybe you donít mind, what about others? Why do you presume others ought to think like you?
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
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This reminds me of the plot of Les Miserables.
Are you saying that people arenít willing to help each other, therefore they must be forced to do it at gunpoint?
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 AM
 
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Why is that? The rich already pays most of the taxes.
I guess I wonít get any answer for this.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 AM
 
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Are you saying that people arenít willing to help each other, therefore they must be forced to do it at gunpoint?
Excellent list of logical fallacies:

( also humorous )

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