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by MaureenCarter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 1-A Economic Inequality: The Outrage! TODAY'S CONCERNS
Topic: Don't be fooled by the wealthy's economic research deception
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: Don't be fooled by the wealthy's economic research deception

Growing economic inequality is a significant factor killing the Social Security program. Because the rich are exempt from paying into the system after an income cap of $132,900 (in 2019), the burden to maintain the system falls onto the shoulders of those who are poorer. As noted in the previous pos...
by MaureenCarter
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Aspects of the BASIC CONCEPTS section as they relate to the Community Business Venture.
Topic: The Community Business Venture (A GENERAL OVERVIEW DISCUSSION)
Replies: 17
Views: 12012

Re: The Community Business Venture (A GENERAL OVERVIEW DISCUSSION)

From my previous post, I have have decided to add food insecurity (increased) to my list of the detrimental effects of income and economic inequality. Here is the updated list. Seems everything in the world I do not like is related to these concepts. Wars (increased) Terrorism (increased) Life expec...
by MaureenCarter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA)
Topic: FirstRateCrowd's EIRA
Replies: 16
Views: 8182

Re: FirstRateCrowd's EIRA

I would like to focus on climate change as a form of homicide perpetuated by the rich upon the poor. It is one of the elite's weapons to commit murder. Yes, murder! It may be a slow form of murder, but so can be poisonings, knifings, or torture, some of which can make an individual suffer prolonged ...
by MaureenCarter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: 1-B Economic Inequality: The Outrage! FUTURE CONCERNS: THE SINGULARITY
Topic: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%
Replies: 26
Views: 11231

Re: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%

Talk about money influencing politics; people regardless of political party are hampered from running for office unless they are wealthy. Economic inequality once again rears its ugly head to suppress the less fortunate. It subjugates the poor and financially disadvantaged by not allowing them a rea...
by MaureenCarter
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: 1-A Economic Inequality: The Outrage! TODAY'S CONCERNS
Topic: New Age Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 11625

Re: New Age Slavery

I agree, shame on the greedy 1% who cause economic inequality and subsequently cause so much suffering around the world. Yet I do not think historically, as you already stated, it is an effective means to change their behavior. Shaming them does not seem to motivate them enough to cause a significan...
by MaureenCarter
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA)
Topic: FirstRateCrowd's EIRA
Replies: 16
Views: 8182

Re: FirstRateCrowd's EIRA

There is not much more of an existential threat to our lives than homicide. Murder rates in the USA are driven by income and economic inequality and crime rates are soaring as these inequalities continue to increase. Perceived social status is the main factor fueling the murder problem. I read in th...
by MaureenCarter
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: 1-A Economic Inequality: The Outrage! TODAY'S CONCERNS
Topic: New Age Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 11625

Re: New Age Slavery

Perhaps we are seeing evidence of the Stockholm Syndrome with people being taken as financial hostages. Despite Trumps glowing report on his booming economy, time has run out for the middle class and the poor with many being held in dire financial distress. Wikipedia describes this syndrome. "Stockh...
by MaureenCarter
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: 1-B Economic Inequality: The Outrage! FUTURE CONCERNS: THE SINGULARITY
Topic: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%
Replies: 26
Views: 11231

Re: Pitchforks And Torches Will No Longer Be Able To Stop The 1%

Stephen Hawking was worried the wealthy elite would monopolize genetic engineering and Artificial Intelligence to the detriment of the remaining population. The recent Brett Kavinaugh confirmation to the Robert's Supreme Court that passed Citizens United where corporations are considered as people c...
by MaureenCarter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: 4. New Ideas and Solutions
Topic: Meditation To Reduce Conservative Republican's Amygdala Response
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Meditation To Reduce Conservative Republican's Amygdala Response

Getting the wealthy elite to meditate to change their cognitive state towards that of a liberal's and overall reduce economic inequality is either hi-jink to the max or sheer brilliance. Just imagining them using their greed to get a better tax return by meditating is the ultimate irony. They are st...
by MaureenCarter
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: 1-A Economic Inequality: The Outrage! TODAY'S CONCERNS
Topic: New Age Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 11625

Re: New Age Slavery

The United Nations report on poverty in America indicates 40 million people live in poverty. This is a form of slavery caused by high levels of economic inequality and denied by President Trump's administration. Nikki Haley is not only in denial but creates abhorrent spin when she blasts a UN report...