A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Money" by Shinji

Money does exactly what everyone says - it makes the world go around. But still, it's the cause of our servitude. It's the reason why some people are impoverished, it's the reason we have taxes, it's the reason we have prices. A handful of people have lots of money and no use for it and yet some people are so poor they have to live in the streets. And yet the governments across the world say that they are trying to spread economic wealth evenly? Obviously there's a flaw in that. If all of the world's money could be pooled into one big pot and then spread evenly to every person in the world, everyone could live fairly well. Quite well, actually, seeing that some families in the world have millions of dollars to their name while some families don't have two pennies to rub together. If everyone did get that base amount of cash and then people have to work to earn their keep and make more money, it would show us who deserve the money they make and who don't. Naturally, once everyone had a base amount of money to live comfortably, the ones who do work will make money and those who would rather be lazy and spend all their money would wind up in the gutter. Welfare? Unemployment insurance? Yes they are needed when people get laid off of work or when they get injured, but you have alcoholics who don't even try to get a job and just collect welfare. Anyways, getting back on track here and wrapping this up, money is the curse and blessing of the world, and I think that something should be done to distribute it more evenly so we can allow people to live comfortably and so people do not have to suffer.

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