The greatest reason to oppose economic equality is a moral
argument. First a philosophical question, does money produce happiness
The answer is a resounding absolute no, worldwide or in your own
neighborhood, it is probably the most provable observable fact there
is, money in no way is a means to happiness. In point of fact money
conceivably be the greatest creator of misery and unhappiness there
Money causes people to commit all kinds of unimaginable, unspeakable acts of evil. It causes families to splinter
children to sue each other, it can make them sue their own parents
because of the struggle for it.
Money can turn friends against each
other because of disputes and desires for it. Money can ruin
marriages, it can literally destroy nations and civilizations in the
struggle for it.
Well, does this mean money itself is evil? No, were it not for money
excess wealth we would never have had access to all the valuable,
wonderful benefits we lump together as civilization.
Since money alone does not produce happiness what is it that makes
us believe it does?
Money will not create happiness, however,
its corollary will. What is that? Earned economic success. This will
produce happiness and just as importantly appreciation for your
achievement of it. No matter how big or small your own earned
success is your own achievement and your own creation therefore it
gives you a feeling of encouragement and a can do attitude.
try to get money through the lottery or some other effortless way
you will have is money, nothing else, this will not bring happiness.
Even more destructive, since you did not achieve earned
economic success you will be envious of others wealth and will not
object if a large all powerful force removes money from the earned
economic group and redistributes it to those who have not made an
effort for earned economic success.
Doubt the power of this concept, look at Europe as it cascades from
one money crisis to the next, while it tries to redistribute money to
achieve societal happiness. All Countries or Civilizations who try
move profits from one to another artificially are moving more and more
toward socialism, communism, or some form of totalitarianism and
less and less freedom and happiness.
The solution, create the most opportunity upward mobile society
possible, so that those, the majority who want to achieve earned
economic success can, and create a strong reliable safety net for
and only those who for valid reasons cannot.
Those born at the lowest end of the economic ladder will benefit
the greatest when a society offers is citizens the opportunity for
EARNED ECONOMIC SUCCESS!