Poverty, those who nothing-Rich, those who have everything- In a democratic set up of equality,...
why does such happen?
It has been said that if you were to take everything away from everybody, start from scratch, then give everybody exactly the same assets and money that, within a period of a few years, some people would be rich, others poor. The longer the time period, the bigger the differences would grow between the rich and the poor. After many years, some would be fabulous rich, others, destitute.
Obviously there are reasons for this. Without going into morality issues, this is one of the reasons that, in democratic societies with reasonably good governments, there are various services, pensions, facilities set up for those who are not able -through one reason or another - to stay among those who are getting richer. That is one of the reasons governments levy Income Tax and, in theory anyway, tax more those who are richer.
Democracy is a function of understanding. The Constitution says that all men are created equal and endowed by the creator with certain inaleinable rights which among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Note that it states that you have the right to life and to freedom. You have to right to the opportunity to pursue your happiness but you are not guaranteed it...just the pursuit of it. As man and woman function in such a society, their own personality comes into play. Some are risk takers'; some are very conservative. Sometimes risk takers risk it all and become very rich. Sometimes they go broke. The conservative person likely just lives a good live. Equality is not measured in terms of material possessions or riches. Equality says that in the eyes of the Creator and as acknowledged by the Constitution of the United States, all men are created equal....thus they essentially are considered to start the process of living with the same basis opportunity. From that point, it is up to them as to what they do with it and what they become. That is he essence of it...there is no guarantee of riches but neither is anyone cast immediately into poverty to remain there. Ultimately, it will come down to initiative, risk, and luck. WB
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