2ndRateMind Posted October 27, 2014 Report Share Posted October 27, 2014 I heard on the radio today (BBC Radio 4) that 5 families, in the UK, own as much wealth as the bottom 12,000,000 of the population. Well, I want to go three places with this post. The first is to suggest that if there is a God, and if he is good, and therefore just, there will be a reckoning. The second is to ask how Mormons might view this kind of inequality. The UK is, I would say, a fairly middling sort of nation. We have a Christian heritage, which tends to lead us to think that all our citizens are equal in the sight of God, and therefore of equal worth, and therefore due equal consideration. I dare say that among more politically right wing nations, less consideration is given to the sight of God, and more to the ideas that my income and net worth is down to my own hard work, and my own merit, and that those who aren't wealthy, well, quite frankly, don't deserve to be wealthy. The third is to suggest that Francis Fukuyama's notion of the end of history was premature, not because he failed to see the dynamics involved in Islamic assertion, but because, until these kind of radical economic inequalities are resolved, history will never be over. Considering the world, we have a choice. We can accept it as it is. Or we can make it a better place. I know which option I vote for, every time. Best wishes, 2RM. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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