Does inequality bother you? Rich vs Poor divide Watch

Bill_Gates
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Does inequality bother you?

Genuinely speaking in the UK (West).
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not really, because everybody's quality of life gets better over time under the system with the biggest wealth divisions
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quite a bit but not everyone can be equal
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(Original post by Bill_Gates)
Does inequality bother you?

Genuinely speaking in the UK (West).
Hell yeah, its disgusting. Yes some ppl deserve to earn more than others but cmon, not that much more
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Hell yeah, its disgusting. Yes some ppl deserve to earn more than others but cmon, not that much more
Why not?
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Personally, not particularly, but I believe that any government should spend more money improving living standards for ordinary people rather than useless 'patriotic' moves.

I hope this government's plan to drive up academic standards for 15+ year olds (who have long lagged behind their European and East Asian peers) succeeds.
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Because the work they do doesn't justify their multi million dollar salaries
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Whether it bothers me or not is insignificant. The fact is that, for the most part, inequality has remained stagnant or continues to grow. Yes, almost everyone benefits under the current system, but the rate at which the rich benefit more than the poor is one that is unfortunate.
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Yes kind of
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Whether it bothers me or not is insignificant. The fact is that, for the most part, inequality has remained stagnant or continues to grow. Yes, almost everyone benefits under the current system, but the rate at which the rich benefit more than the poor is one that is unfortunate.
what way do the rich benefit more?
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Yeah, but only because I'm poor.
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(Original post by cbreef)
Hell yeah, its disgusting. Yes some ppl deserve to earn more than others but cmon, not that much more
It's not their faults they played the game right and have a decent amount of luck(don't say it doesn't exist).
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Because the work they do doesn't justify their multi million dollar salaries
Yes it does. If you make 30MM for your company, you should reasonably expect to take 1MM as reward. Why should someone work their ass of to bring in that revenue for their employer and skulk around the 50k mark?
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what way do the rich benefit more?
I'm not talking about specific individuals or groups as one might do when they highlight 'bankers bonuses' or other such buzzwords, I'm talking about the broad demographic of middle-to-upper class groups in society who, for the most part, live in the south-east of England. The way in which these groups benefit is subtle but significant, with divides in life expectancy, average wage, number of children, and more things. The gap between the North and the South of the UK is, as I said, seeming to remain stagnant in many areas.
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Personally, nope.
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Yeah, but only because I'm poor.
thought it would affect the least well off more. However i thought those who are wealthy might have some empathy.
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(Original post by Arkasia)
I'm not talking about specific individuals or groups as one might do when they highlight 'bankers bonuses' or other such buzzwords, I'm talking about the broad demographic of middle-to-upper class groups in society who, for the most part, live in the south-east of England. The way in which these groups benefit is subtle but significant, with divides in life expectancy, average wage, number of children, and more things. The gap between the North and the South of the UK is, as I said, seeming to remain stagnant in many areas.
Hmm i guess in a way. But even if you are wealthy in less economically vibrant areas you still live a great standard of living.
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(Original post by ibzombie96)
Yes it does. If you make 30MM for your company, you should reasonably expect to take 1MM as reward. Why should someone work their ass of to bring in that revenue for their employer and skulk around the 50k mark?
And that's not even 10% of what you made for the company xD
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No. As long as my economic situation improves at a pace that I'm satisfied with then the success and excesses of others doesn't concern me.
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Hmm i guess in a way. But even if you are wealthy in less economically vibrant areas you still live a great standard of living.
Oh definitely, no denying that, but the trends quite clearly point to a North/South divide, although there are fluctuations on a communal level.
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