Much discussion has been taking place of late related to income inequality in our society and the myriad of problems it creates for so many of us and the overall economy. Another, related aspect of economic inequality that pervades our society is the vast inequality of wealth, and the way in which our means of inheritance tends to further exacerbate income inequality and entrench it for generations to come.
The emphasis this society places on money and its use to obtain not only the means for survival, but also the means for personal advancement, has resulted in the fact that having it in sufficient amounts becomes a determining factor in the actual opportunity for the achievement of the old goals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for most of us. Quality health care, education, even food, shelter and the physical environment one lives in are often dependent upon…
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