What is a non-issue?ForgedinHell wrote: Inequality is a non-issue.
This doesn't make sense. Wealth is not something that is a natural quality, it shifts depending on the society. Also, it's not just to make you feel better, it's to make many people feel better.ForgedinHell wrote:Should we scar the faces of all the good-looking people to make the ugly people, especially me, feel better?
This is a non sequitur. Equality is not just based on jealousy, it can have many other implications, e.g. Oppression and alienation.ForgedinHell wrote:It is simply based on jealousy, nothing more. It's time to expose this fallacy for what it is. Crap.
The law can be influenced and maintained by laws. Our society has to bail out banks to keep capitalism, no matter what the banks do they always need to be bailed out - our society is a capitalistic one. The justice, laws and the enforcement of laws is blind when it is dependent.ForgedinHell wrote:What does wealth inequality have to do with equal treatment before the law?
Poverty is an inequality if society can change to lessen poverty but doesn't. Property is just one of these issues. It is assumed that anyone can just buy land, however, as a right to own land, it doesn't have to be sold. This can be seen especially bad when a minority owns everything and the majority owns very little - it becomes an equality issue when society can divide itself unnecessarily.ForgedinHell wrote:That's an argument against poverty, not inequality. The two are distinct issues. And the spending of the super-rich? Unless the super-rich put their money under a mattress, it is being spent somewhere and creating income for someone.
Actually he can. He has a massive amount of resources at his disposal, he'll try do it legally with many lawyers, he can buy out all the businesses then shut them down so it's harder for you to live. He can do it illegally and harass you buy paying these sorts of people or even send in people to end the job. Clearly, money has its advantages.ForgedinHell wrote:If Bill gates wanted to buy my house to throw me out in the cold, he couldn't do it. If one has a government that protects civil liberties, then it doesn't matter how wealthy someone is compared to another, they cannot bully the other around.
You honestly should change your avatar as Spinoza thought very differently from you.
"Spinoza takes it as axiomatic that the state ought to do those things that maximize the welfare of the people as a whole" - plato.standford.edu