Re: A Q about morality
Okay, here's the thing. Capitalism gives every individual a reason to work hard in hopes that one day they might, in some wild dream, become the 1% or at least be fabulously wealthy. This is why capitalism works, it motivates people to get up and do something. Someone who's unbelievably poor and basically living in hell might one day get tired of that and go out to do something. This is why you never give out unemployment.
Democratic socialism does not work because it seeks to level the playing field. For some reason everyone believes that they can be a slave owner; but if everyone is a slave owner, then who will be the slaves? (Sorry, I keep forgetting, they call them "employees" now, silly me)
Communism doesn't work because it removes the motivation to get up and work harder. If everyone gets the same amount of money whether they work hard or not, then everyone will do the minimum and the system collapses rapidly.
To someone in the lower and middle class, the 1% seem like monsters out to destroy everything. The real reason people don't like the 1% is because they're the only ones that aren't slaves...I mean employees. What needs to be realized is that they're the ones that mak this world go 'round. Without them it would be over very quickly, so on a moral standpoint, yeah, I'd say they're great.