Reblog: Are the wealthy too rich?

Are the wealthy too rich? by Oliver Thomas

Thomas pulls in examples from three major world religions–Jewish, Christian and Muslim–to demonstrate that the rich can indeed get too rich.  Some quotes:

So maybe economic guru Thomas Piketty is right. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, parses hundreds of years of tax records to arrive at the disturbing conclusion that financial inequality is in a full-out gallop, with the relative wealth of the top 1% in America rapidly approaching that of the top 1% in 18th century France. (Right before they got their heads chopped off.)

….History teaches that when financial inequity reaches a tipping point, someone turns the game board over and demands a re-deal.

Democratic capitalism might have been the world’s greatest engine for widespread economic prosperity, but the greed of a few is threatening the system for everyone.

Those lucky few do well to remember the homespun wisdom of my former law partner. Pigs get fat; hogs get slaughtered.

As the old saying goes, they’ll be first against the wall when the revolution comes….