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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:46 AM

8. Good insight.

The continued degradation of income for middle-class families, who are the most interested in community programs and institutions (as opposed to the wealthy, who can afford private institutions) simply removed the ability to pay for the needed programs and institutions. And of course continued population growth puts even more pressure on those programs and institutions, and as more and more families fall from grace and need help from those programs and institutions, rather than being able to help them... well, things fall apart, the center cannot hold.

We've spent 40 years, more-or-less, redistributing income from the middle class to the wealthy, who have so much they don't even know what to do with it, but will never willingly disgorge. I guess what amazes me most is that so few people appear to have seen this coming...

-- Mal

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