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It should be obvious that in a money based economy when one member of that economy, (in reducto ad absurdum), accumulates all of the money in that system the system will collapse. It should be equally obvious that moving substantially in that direction will produce noticeable strains and that there are such actual strains in the system - Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy. Yet few will make the connection, especially in the (corporate owned) media. To make matters even worse, this situation does not even benefit the vast majority of Germans, who have seen their wages frozen and benefits whittled even as a very few Germans become even more fantastically wealthy. The justification for Germans seems to be along the lines of: "at least you ain't no Greek, (or Irish, Portuguese, Spanish or Italian)".

Will no significant number of voters ever make the connection regarding the effects of wealth distribution? More likely we will start seeing the apotheosis of the wealty, much as the Emperors in ancient Rome were declared gods. It is enough to make one a misanthrope.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 28th, 2012 at 10:12:01 AM EST

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