Don’t get me wrong, I am for the taxes for the wealthy, but I’m not for exorbitant taxes. Exorbitant taxes are what caused this wealthy rich to take an interest in influencing congress in the first place. Why would they put it back to where it was before and even add more taxes as Krugman proposes? People need to consider a fair amount to tax them so that they do not have to take such drastic measures to get tax cuts or even exempt themselves all together as Krugman notes that other do business overseas to avoid taxes
However, leaving all the wealth may do more harm than good for the society. The second mode illustrates the man who gives after death, should not be remembered as someone doing good for society. In Carnegie’s eyes, these men are hoping they could take their fortune with them upon death. “By taxing estates heavily at death the State marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire’s unworthy life.” Since there are only a few very wealthy individuals, Carnegie believes these individuals should spend their excess wealth in ways to improve the society. Not in monetary handouts, but in a manner in which to have a lasting advantage.
A simple example of this is the concept of that evil, deceptive tax cut. That same party will tell you that the only way to make money from taxes is to raise them until every rich patron of this country is paying an arm and a leg just to stay alive. Not only does this punish the rich for being rich, it is a form of socialism though it's redistribution of money in an attempt to reward the idle for doing nothing, and punish the busy for endeavoring to make money. Doesn't make much sense does
Also, the totalitarian state supports extreme nationalism. Stalin used propaganda, censorship, and terror to force his will on the Soviet people. Government newspapers glorified work and Stalin himself. Secret police spied on citizens, and anyone who refused to praise Stalin and the state faced severe punishment, even death. Thus we can see that by the end of the 1920s, Stalin had definitely created a totalitarian state, but to what extent?
On the other hand his uncle, Benjy, is relatively rich and this allows Duddy to understand the benefits of wealth. This combination of wanting to make more money than his father and having the opportunity to observe through his uncle the benefits of being rich influences the basis of this obsession in Duddy. The obsession itself comes in to effect when Duddy’s grandfather tells him these five words: “A man without land is nobody.”(49) In Mordecai Richler’s novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz we examine Duddy’s obsession for money and land to the point that the relationships of those around him are ruined. Most noticeable of these ruined relationships is the one with his family. Duddy’s relationship with his friends also takes a toll because of this obsession of his.
Alexis Robinson September 24, 2011 3rd Block Economics “Are the Rich Necessary” by Hunter Lewis In the book “Are the Rich Necessary” Hunter Lewis gives many arguments about the free market. However, he doesn’t share only his point of view. He lets the reader think for themselves although some of his opinions are present. Some things in the chapters contradict his attempt to not think for readers. He often states that the rich are necessary because they lead our economy and that their money helps them to do so.
Macbeth killed his best friend and numerous other people when offered the prospect of power. Stalin had political opponents assassinated, arrested, and run out in order to ensure that he would rise to power. Macbeth, once he got power, became paranoid and twisted. Stalin had his secret police, who even turned each other in once in a while. They would both send out spies (secret police) to watch over the people they were supposed to be ruling Macbeth cared little about his people and was preoccupied trying to cover his tracks than anything else.
Kant wanted to put good will at the very centre of ethics in which he formed the equation GOOD WILL + DUTY = A MORAL ACTION. Good will is the motive that produces our determination to be good people and our practical reason helps us get there ‘good will, then, like a jewel, will shine by its own light, a thing which has its whole value in itself’. Kant’s moral theory looks at evidence and tells you what ought to be done. Reason is universal. However to act morally then we must be capable of exercising freedom or the autonomy of the will .The opposite of this is what Kant did not believe in and this is heteronomy and that is something is right because its satisfies some desire, emotion, goal or obligation.
Holocaust happened because Hitler and the Nazis were racist. They believed the German people were a 'master race', who were superior to others. They even created a league table of 'races' with the Aryans at the top and with Jews, Gypsies and black people at the bottom. These 'inferior' people were seen as a threat to the purity and strength of the German nation. When the Nazis came to power they persecuted these people, took away their human rights and eventually decided that they should be exterminated.
Contrary to this widely assumed understanding of Congress, Parenti argues Congress is actually undemocratic, representing the wealthy few and not the majority of Americans. Parenti quotes humorist Will Rogers as saying “Congress is the best that money can buy.” He justifies this statement by showing Congress’s true relationship with business and high-powered lobbyists. Parenti effectively explains how Congress passes laws mainly benefitting the capitalists and when Congress does pass a law benefitting the working class majority, it usually contains some provision or “sweetener” for big business. Congress promotes these capitalist interests for a few reasons. First, it is important to realize Congress is largely composed of members from the capitalist class itself, so it might naturally want to protect “its own”.