And that is a major reason why they are becoming such a powerful and successful country. Are we going to wake up and start adapting before we become a second-rate country?
Do they though? I think you should prove that statement with the stats (They show the poor are more generous, but I'm not showing you the links because people remember things when they find out for themselves...threetwone go!).
Okay, don't look at me like that, I'll give you one link, but it won't be for your country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2001/dec/21/voluntarysector.fundr...
Ha! Caught me!
I guess my question to Mr. Harris would be just how 'many' is many? Statistics and source? And again: why would it matter? The wealthy have no obligation to anyone to be altruistic; they give because they care, not because they're supposed to.
I generally agree with you. Though there is some things that I find questionable.
"there's no place in capitalism for a thief."
For many businesses, Especially small businesses sense they supply most jobs, I'd say that this statement is true. Though I find doubt in the idea that no theft can occur in capitalism without repercussions. To my knowledge, derivatives allow people to make bets against anything. Regardless of repercussions. So long as money is made people can find ways t make money. Even if it hurts others. Don't take this to mean that I think that Capitalism is flawed but I do think it has flaws. So whether or not there should be a cap on wealth, Especially on a finite resource planet, is an open question.