Wealth gap

August 28, 2013 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor:
Given the exploding wealth gap in America I would like to add another comment. I am referring to the fact less than 1 percent of Americans now control over 90 percent of America’s wealth, and given this [auth] financial apportionment, America now has 50 million citizens who experience hunger, of which 15 million are children. Here is my comment for what it is worth. I am sure many will disagree.

“It is worth noting, in a few societies, past and present, having more wealth and property than you need is considered a mental illness. Realizing this viewpoint, I am forced to consider Capitalism has outrun its own benefit. That is, I believe there are necessary limits to all human effort, and that if you exceed those limits by acquiring so much, as to help produce human suffering, then you are, indeed, mentally ill.”

Jim Osborne

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