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Forum Post: What do really mean by " wealth inequality"? And what to do to fix it? Ghandi's nonviolent Economy

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 10, 2013, 10:58 p.m. EST by gsw (2727)
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On Wealth Inequality....it has to do with 400 billionaires, versus 70 percent of americans with 0 net worth, which is a disadvantage in a crony capitalist system.

http://daviddegraw.org/2011/09/the-richest-0-1-have-launched-a-war-on-us-its-time-to-fight-back-and-hold-these-400-billionaires-personally-responsible-for-our-economic-crisis/

Even the elite says it isn't good ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/charles-koch-crony-capitalism_n_1870815.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/opinion/kristof-crony-capitalism-comes-homes.html?_r=0

Wealth inequality is bad for democracy. http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/record-income-inequality-threatens-democracy/article_94a224e8-cce0-11df-a34d-0017a4a78c22.html

Here's a conference that examined solutions based on Ghandi: a nonviolent economy.

ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE’S NEED Reflections on a Non-­‐Violent Economy The Papers of an International Conference Sponsored by Ekta Parishad and Gandhi International in Bhopal,

http://www.irnc.org/Recherches/Items/Economie/Documents/actes_Bhopal_Schwartzentruber.pdf

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[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

Since you asked...I'm sure there's a lot people can say about wealth inequality here.

[-] -1 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 1 year ago

And what would you do to solve this atrocity?

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

The below link investigates a nonviolent economy based on Ghandi philosophy, over 200 pages from a conference on this issue, attended by 120 nationalities, which outlines some ways forward.

http://www.irnc.org/Recherches/Items/Economie/Documents/actes_Bhopal_Schwartzentruber.pdf

Best would be more technology enhanced direct democracy.

Madison advocated when government doesn't work, people must correct it, and reform. http://www.constitution.org/bor/amd_jmad.txt

Most would say governments a bit not working. Look at deficits. I don't like them. I wouldn't vote for, but you can wait for a downturn and then try to solve deep economic issue on the little guy. I First we need to acknowledge if there is a problem. Then it's up to people to modify.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/07/05/why-are-these-words-not-in-the-us-constitution/

I would say new international human rights to eliminate poverty by refocusing role of governments, led by USA, to provide for basic human needs of all people.

Eliminate wars.

Resources of the world should be declared communal property, the commons, and all should have access to universal human rights: good food, shelter, water, jobs. we should do away with borders and oligarchs. to keep the peace, all citizens of the world should allow for a 1-2 year service after free, guaranteed college, for humanitarian missions, that would be a un-military, without arms, but able to serve as a milita in limited fasion, for example against drug lords or terrorists, if necessary,...there should be no standing army, as provided in the constition of USA All countries would be included into a non-militarized NATO, to ensure justice and universal rights of all men, and to implement just sharing of the resources for all people. How will we transition to this? It just needs a majority of the worlds people that peace is better than war, that justice is better than injustice, that health is better than infirmity.

Wealth tax