Bravo. Having wealth means little if one is unwilling or unwitting to leverage that wealth to create more of it (or at least stretch it as long as possible). Education is free for those who want it, and opportunities abound to start businesses for nigh unto nothing - it’s the will to create wealth that is the difference, not the mere possession of it.
As often noted: if we redistributed all the wealth evenly among all people, in a short time it would all shift back to right about where it is now. That’s because some people attract/acquire wealth, while others spend/squander it.
[blogpimp]A lot of people contend those on welfare who spend their free money on chips & other junk food to “maximize calories per dollar” are a prime reason for my tagline.[/blogpimp]
Father Greely, the liberal priest and sociologist.published a work comparing the financial achievements of different religious groups. Apparently, being a member of a particular religious group has a bearing on achievement. Jews were at the top, followed by Irish Catholics, Polish and other ethnics were further down, as were some protestant groups. Sowell has written a book called Black Rednecks. arguing that northern blacks who move north have adopted the anti-intellectualism long associated with southern poor whites. Their religion also does not steep them theological constructs. Hence even Middle-class blacks lack skill in discursive reasoning, an area where Jews excel. Subjectivism reigns in place of reason. Asians, it seems. are not handicapped in this way. Their approach is objective.
...means that many owe a few.
This can be a huge disservice to those individuals and groups who are lagging behind, for it leads them to focus on a sense of grievance and victimhood, rather than on how they can lift themselves up instead of trying to pull other people down.