On Taking the Money and Running

…when anyone in our society lands in the category of the problematic rich we should say, “Congratulations, you won the economy game! Well done.” And then we should offer them a choice: give it up hold a potlatch, give it to Oxfam, or whatever or take their money and leave our society forever…

via The Philosophers Beard: What to do about the rich?.


2 thoughts on “On Taking the Money and Running

  1. A reasonably radical essay. Haven’t gotten through the whole thing (I’m at work, after all), but I particularly enjoyed this response by the author to a comment: “What I fundamentally disagree with is the idea that Gates and other rich folks should have some special influence over democratic governments and politics and have special rights or power to determine our destiny. Nothing about their wealth qualifies them for that.”

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