How much does it take to live comfortably? Probably not $1 billion

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Opinion

July 9, 2019 - 10:25 AM

There’s no doubt that life can be pretty terrific. There are so many moments of happiness and not to count those moments and recognize them is a mistake. 

But there is a real undercurrent of unhappiness in our country. Why shouldn’t there be? In our country, 400 individuals own more wealth than 150 million people. They do this at the direct expense of everyone else. The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. And not only are the poor getting poorer, but the middle class is getting poorer too. 

Employers are hiring more, paying less, and cutting hours to keep from insuring employees. So now there are uninsured workers, working two low-paying jobs to cover the cost of goods that have prices that keep increasing. The person who is struggling is blamed for the bad economy. But clearly, the mega-rich carry that blame squarely on their shoulders. 

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