Richard Wilkinson in this book the “Spirit Level why greater equality makes societies stronger”, and Thomas Piketty also explains in his book called “Capital the 21st Century”, the danger of inequality bring to societies can cause significant harm to the structure of countries, to be able to function at a level that does not destroy the average working family. The incident in Las Vegas this past weekend is proof of that.
This below came from Daily Kos
He wrote James Madison a letter about these appalling conditions:
The property of this country is absolutely concentrated in a very few hands, having revenues of from half a million of guineas a year downwards. These employ the flower of the country as servants, some of them having as many as 200 domestics, not laboring.
They employ also a great number of manufacturers and tradesmen, and lastly the class of laboring husbandmen. But after all there comes the most numerous of all classes, that is, the poor who cannot find work.
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They only have to say, is that the government is coming to take your guns, the government wants to control your healthcare, the best way to return to your freedom is to privatize Social Security. All of these statements are a strawman argument. Which some of Americans do believe, and the only way to gain freedom is through a revolution, this is not the answer. The best way to return this country back to average Americans is do your own research, do not listen to the radical conservatives that's is only for the corporations of America. They will not try to promote more equality for American families, which who are the true back bone in the true job creators of this country, and not the top 1%, that only invest in the stock market and collect there dividend check setting around the pool having martinis, they will not build America back to a strong nation like we were before Pres. Ronald Reagan, but promote their own private interest instead.
This couple that did the attack in Las Vegas are America's terrorism that is created by inequality that we have in this country.
How big income differences are in any society seems to serve as an indicator of the scale of social differentiation and social distances within it. The evidence shows that more hierarchical societies incur a wide range of social costs reflecting the corrosive effects of inequality. But why are we so sensitive to inequality? Epidemiological research on health inequalities and the social determinants of health has demonstrated that the quality of the social environment has powerful effects on health. Particularly important are social status, friendship and early childhood experience. The indications are that poor health may share causal pathways with many other social problems associated with relative deprivation - including violence.
Richard G. Wilkinson
Here is more on how inequality affects trust, community life and violence,
The relationship between income and health is well established: the higher an individual's income, the better his or her health. However, recent research suggests that health may also be affected by the distribution of income within society. We outline the potential mechanisms underlying the so-called relative income hypothesis, which predicts that an individual's health status is better in societies with a more equal distribution of incomes. The effects of income inequality on health may be mediated by underinvestment in social goods, such as public education and health care; disruption of social cohesion and the erosion of social capital; and the harmful psychosocial effects of invidious social comparisons.
The question we have before us, is how are we going to fix this, or are we going to just to pass it on to the future.