Agree or Disagree?

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.  Nobody.  You built a factory out there–good for you.  But I want to be clear.  You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.  You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.  You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.  You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory…Now look.  You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea–God bless!  Keep a big hunk of it.  But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
-Elizabeth Warren  


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2 responses to “Agree or Disagree?

  1. Gabriel Bales

    Absolutely agree. Philanthropy is much too rare nowadays, and there are so many people that could be doing so much more. It would take around 13 billion dollars to eradicate modern slavery. There are hundreds of people who have many times this amount (Bill Gates, for example, is near 60 billion) and yet do not pool their money and act.

  2. mrklein

    Please elaborate on what you mean by modern slavery…

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