Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made no sense, that they already knew it.
August This essay is derived from a talk at Defcon Suppose you wanted to get rid of economic inequality. There are two ways to do it: But they amount to the same thing, because if you want to give money to the poor, you have to get it from somewhere.
You can't get it from the poor, or they just end up where they started. You have to get it from the rich.
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There is of course a way to make the poor richer without simply shifting money from the rich. You could help the poor become more productive-- for example, by improving access to education. Instead of taking money from engineers and giving it to checkout clerks, you could enable people who would have become checkout clerks to become engineers.
This is an excellent strategy for making the poor richer. But the evidence of the last years shows that it doesn't reduce economic inequality, because it makes the rich richer too. If there are more engineers, then there are more opportunities to hire them and to sell them things.
Henry Ford couldn't have made a fortune building cars in a society in which most people were still subsistence farmers; he would have had neither workers nor customers.
If you want to reduce economic inequality instead of just improving the overall standard of living, it's not enough just to raise up the poor. What if one of your newly minted engineers gets ambitious and goes on to become another Bill Gates? Economic inequality will be as bad as ever.
If you actually want to compress the gap between rich and poor, you have to push down on the top as well as pushing up on the bottom.
How do you push down on the top? You could try to decrease the productivity of the people who make the most money: But this approach is hard to implement.
The only practical solution is to let people do the best work they can, and then either by taxation or by limiting what they can charge to confiscate whatever you deem to be surplus.
So let's be clear what reducing economic inequality means.
It is identical with taking money from the rich.The Racist Roots of Gun Control. The historical record provides compelling evidence that racism underlies gun control laws -- and not in any subtle way.
August (This essay is derived from a talk at Defcon ) Suppose you wanted to get rid of economic inequality. There are two ways to do it: give money to the poor, or take it away from the rich.
Laws are important for protecting the health, safety and well-being of the public. They are enacted to punish behavior that threatens others in society, and they give victims some degree of protection. The legal system strives to create a society that is just, equal and fair. It imposes moral and.
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