The outrage is not so much over inequality but all the dubious ways the rich got richer


[ Piketty ]

By Miles Kimball – There are many reasons to be concerned about wealth inequality itself, regardless of the source of that inequality, but it is hard to pursue a discussion on the topic for long before someone makes a claim about whether the wealthy acquired their money in a deserving way.

Partisans on the political left and right know which side of this argument they are supposed to emphasize:

many who feel the government needs more revenue conveniently argue as if almost all wealth comes from underhanded, unscrupulous skullduggery,

while many who feel the government needs less revenue conveniently argue as if almost all wealth were created by the likes of Steve Jobs, who brought us i-everything. more> http://tinyurl.com/no9oka4

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