[ExI] Michael Cohen
johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 20:34:49 UTC 2019
On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:10 PM Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com> wrote:
*> Since when does Warren Buffet or anyone else get to speak for what I
> would like to do with my own money?*
I would maintain any argument in the form "X can't do Y because X doesn't
have the right to do Y" is rendered invalid if X needs to do Y for
civilization to continue. I can see no reason why technological progress
won't accelerate the acceleration of the wealth gap, so unless you have
another way of counteracting this trend I'd say X does indeed have a right
to impose a progressive tax on Y especially if Y is super ultra crazy rich.
I mean think about it, do you really expect things to just continue
accelerating like this forever without not just blood but radioactive
particles in the streets? Let's at least try to become the one intelligent
species that beats the Fermi Paradox.
John K Clark
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