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I do have a problem with the Gates and the Buffets. I have a problem with them because I would like to live in a world that does not encourage or celebrate the immense amassment of wealth in the hands of a few individuals. The fact that they have been so successful in gathering so much for themselves points to a rather large failure of what I would consider proper taxation. That some of them now feel like they want to give away some of that wealth to pet causes is perhaps preferable to them deciding on larger expenditures on luxuries for themselves, but in no  way mitigates the problem of their amassment of resources in the first place. Jerome's argument about feudalism is right on here.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sat Nov 25th, 2006 at 05:28:28 AM EST
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I would like to live in a world that does not encourage or celebrate the immense amassment of wealth in the hands of a few individuals

You'll get no argument from me, but this desire is a pipedream in our world today. I'm looking at the world as it stands. Out of all the ways for Gates to spend his money, the route he has chosen is one of the best possible.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Nov 25th, 2006 at 02:53:11 PM EST
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