Posted: Sep 28, 2018 4:48 pm
by Keep It Real
surreptitious57 wrote:A median salary with little difference between the richest and poorest would be very problematic indeed Because I do not want to live in a society where a brain surgeon makes more or less the same as a binman

Hierarchy is natural and economic hierarchy is merely an extension of it and therefore should be accepted

That's called the Naturalistic Fallacy.

Treating everyone as equal in economic terms is not practical or moral and should be avoided whatever the system

It's surely preferable to extreme inequality, and anyway nobody's advocating income/wealth blanket homogeneity.

Until human beings start seeing themselves as part of a collective rather than as an individual this is just not viable

False dichotomy - the vast majority of people see themselves as being somewhere on the continuum between the two extremes, IMO. Even the Chinese and the Americans.

You cannot start from scratch you have to incorporate change from within the existing system because it is how it works
It would also help if those with radical agendas could see any flaws in their models because they will definitely be there

I haven't heard any serious exponents of anything resembling luxury communism espousing it can/should be brought in overnight so, er, straw man.