You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Mar 3, 2009
Your best defence you're employing here is to argue that in absolute dollar terms, the US welfare system offers roughly the same as countries considerably less rich. Okay, let's say just for convenience, we accept that.snip
I am discussing, at core, the principle that in a capitalist liberal democracy, social hierarchy is in large part determined by income / wealth. Therefore, the larger the disparity between rich and poor, the greater the hierarchy. So even if the USA is giving in absolute dollar value the same amount to the poor that somewhere like France, Sweden or Spain does, it is still a more unequal society, and that reflects right wing inclinations and policy.