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I DON'T like all this belief that economic inequality is good. Is good if you are on the right side. As Keynes put it:

"For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still. "

I think wealth (the PG way) and an healthy society are not mutually exclusive.

I don't want to be rich in a desolated and poor Land. And it is not something to hope for. For you too.

The leadup to the quote you gave is also useful:

The love of money as a possession — as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life — will be recognised for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease.


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