The Reason That You Deserve More Money [VIDEO]
I love hard work. I wish I had more money to show for my hard work. Don't we all?
Still, when I hear/read/see discussions of wealth inequality it's hard for me to justify the notion that someone that has earned what they've made, fair-and-square, should somehow not be entitled to it.
Wealthy people are wealthy because they've worked for it -- or, in some cases (Paris Hilton, for example) somebody related to them has. So how could anyone suggest that they have "too much" money?
Then, I spent 6 minutes with this video, and my perspective cleared.
This is the reason that you and I deserve more money: because just like hard-working wealthy folks, we work hard too. And to justify a person who, fortunately, finds themselves inside the top 1% of earners in America, making so much more than you or I, would mean acknowledging that person works three hundred eighty times (380x) harder than you or I.
Okay, to be fair, I can't definitively speak for you -- you might be a lazy bum and that would kind of discredit my argument. Let's assume that you and I work really hard. We put in long hours, we are friendly and we do an exemplary job. Compared with any given top 1%-er, task for task, we work equally as hard.
When you look at the big picture, say, from the perspective of someone who is responsible for managing the economic health of the nation, is it really
okay safe for the health of the nation that we work as hard as we work and get paid 380x LESS than another person who works no harder?
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for wealth inequality. I'm all for people working hard and having incentive to work harder. I'm even cool with people being dramatically more wealthy than I am. But this video really puts into perspective how unequally wealth is distributed and what we, as a nation,
could choose to do should be doing right now to fix the problem.
Yeah, I said it. We should be legislating a fix to the problem right now.
I may have just made a bunch of rich enemies.