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Thread #145879 Message #3375734
Posted By: Bill D
13-Jul-12 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: 58% Say The Rich Deserve Their Wealth
Subject: RE: BS: 58% Say The Rich Deserve Their Wealth
The articles don't say exactly how the survey was done or the wording of the question(s).
'Deserve' is kind of a slippery word in this context. *I* might agree that most wealthy folks 'have their money legally', and still not agree that they earned it. If a dumb kid inherits $50,000,000 legally, does he 'deserve' it? If a system exists that pays CEOs of banks hundreds of millions legally... do they 'deserve' THAT much?
And what is most people's idea of where 'wealthy' starts?
Let ME design the survey, and we'll have some idea of what people really think.