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Daily Connect: America is NOT Broke – Understanding Poverty Mentality

Daily Connect: America is NOT Broke – Understanding Poverty Mentality
 

by Ethan Nichtern of the ID Project

America is NOT Broke, despite the radical austerity measures and cutbacks being proposed across the country. We are wealthy. This was the message shared when Michael Moore spoke to the tens of thousands of protestors in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. To be honest, Moore usually strikes me as snarky and angry, but this is one of his best speeches.

It is amazing to me that we are at the point where 400 individuals control as much wealth as the lower 155 million people in the country. It seems, that at least in some places, finally, the question is being raised of how much one individual needs to be happy. How much is enough for happiness? If just raising the mere question “how much is enough?” is socialist, then Buddha was socialist, because limitless generosity was the very cornerstone of his path of ethical realization. I believe we should each question our own accummulation daily. Why not?

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