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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 07:14 PM
Response to Reply #94
107. Fair enough
Nothing wrong with having a different opinion, and it's certainly the stand-up thing to try and find common ground.

Not quite there yet, however --
I think we ALL agree that poverty is a most unacceptable situation in this modern age, and I think we ALL agree that measures have to be taken to try and reduce the scale of poverty.

You're still steering it toward your position here. Yes, I can agree that poverty sucks. But no, I don't agree with your framing of poverty as "a situation" for which "measures have to be taken." Poverty exists because undue wealth exists. That's the system, and that's the unacceptable situation. We can just as sensibly argue in favor of taking measures to reduce undue wealth.

The "reducing poverty" frame serves to perpetuate the very setup that creates the poverty in the first place. More particularly, it serves the elite who benefit most from that setup.

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