Monday, July 23, 2007

What does it mean for a country to be both rich and unequal?

Both of those things are true of the United States, with inequality steadily increasing. Well as this article indicates, it may mean that a lot of that wealth is being squandered on absolutely useless things. I mean, the money is going somewhere, and if it's not going to things like wages for people who need the basics and programs like health care it's probably going towards the grand and noble tradition of taking excess to places never seen before. To seek out new worlds, new frontiers, of money wasting bullshit.

Which is really a shame, because of course with the wealth of the United States a lot of things could be done; instead we're just pissing it away.

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