S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
You continue to give examples refuting a claim I haven't made, that all empires with income disparity end in revolution. I said they end in wealth redistribution, which they do.
I also offered to recommend a book for you to read, one which focuses precisely on this topic. That offer stands, if you want to read it.
You said quite clearly, "Just need to wait for the United States to collapse under the weight of its own bloated government and for people to rise up and burn corporations to the ground."
"Now it (capitalism) drives our entire economy, which itself is little more than an organized system of extracting wealth from the poor and giving it to the rich. That can't possibly go on forever."
"A redistribution of wealth, as I said. Sometimes it's done willingly to appease the people and prevent revolution. Sometimes it's a violent uprising. Sometimes it's something different or a mixture. But always, when the rich get too rich and the poor get too poor, the system will collapse or change."
All of which clearly place the income inequality as the causal factor and that greater income equality follows. If what you mean to say is income equality changes when a society is crushed by an outside invader or some other external force we have some agreement. Thus changing the last statement to:
"Regardless of the level of wealth between the rich and poor, economic systems will change over time."
Might give you a meaningful statement. Yours currently reads as "Whenever a contestant is sufficiently bad to get boo'd off the stage on American Idol, the sun will come up the next morning."
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