student wrote:Stealing three future apples from your grandchildren so you can eat two extra apples now, as Unipres refers to in his first scenario, is a huge problem. But it's not the only problem with wealth redistribution.
Another problem is that the redistribution is only effective for a short time before people's satisfaction with their share of the stolen spoils decreases. They then ask for more handouts. Eventually you run into a Greece-like scenario where redistribution has driven the economy into the ground.
Productivity growth is the only way to improve living standards for everyone in the long run.
do your PRC overlords approve of the way you're disparaging communism? the fact that you come from a communist country, and work for that communist gov't as a paid mouthpiece, makes it hard for me to take you seriously. at all.
I remember an overweight kid in my school. The poor chap lost many arguments because when the kids couldn't think of anything intelligent to counter his articulate points, they just pointed at him and said, "Ha ha, you're fat!" I had almost forgotten about that poor kid. Thanks supamark for reminding me that some people still utilize such faculties.
lol, it's more fun than just repeatedly typing "bullshit" after every bit of bullshit propaganda he posts. and if you don't see the irony of a member of the proletariat (in the employ of a communist gov't) saying we should all be happy with incredibly uneven wealth distribution (the cause of Marx writing his stuff), you ain't payin' attention. remember, student doesn't give his opinions, he writes what he is (or they are) told to write.