Great Money Comes with Great Responsibility
Kim Stanley Robinson said "money equals power", and Voltaire said with "great power comes great responsibility"
Therefore, great money comes with great responsibility.
Now think about how wealthy people, companies, and governments utilize their money and power. Do enough of them handle their great responsibility reasonably or at all?
While socialism and communism attempted to better equalize wealth, thus power and responsibility; in these economic systems, a small number of elites always retained large sums of wealth and power. Yet, they also seldom held enough responsibility for all of their people.
So, I ask.
What is a better alternative? Can wealthy people, companies, or governments ever be trusted with responsibility? Should wealth exclude access to politics and thus power?
by Phil for Humanity