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TreeHugs October 30th, 2014 8:57pm

If a wealthy person complains about income inequality is he/she a hypocrite?

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Rotavele Alabama
10/30/14 4:20 pm

No I think they're brave.

It's like a white person complaining about racism when they see it.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/30/14 3:50 pm

Just because someone is wealthy doesn't mean they can't see that income inequality is a negative thing.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/30/14 3:50 pm

I don't know. I don't understand income inequality complaints in the first place.

eLucidate writing
10/30/14 2:36 pm

I don't think so.

Dazey Beagles Rule
10/30/14 2:32 pm

Unless the wealthy person can demonstrate that she has obtained her wealth in such a way that she didn't contribute to income inequality, yes. To complain yet participate is hypocrisy.

Maj Worth Economist
10/30/14 2:38 pm

Exactly this. If you're wealthy, yet pay any employees you may have poorly and grouse over giving them benefits like health care, then you're a hypocrite. If you're wealthy and not part of the problem, then you're not.

TreeHugs Oregon
10/30/14 2:56 pm

The first step toward fixing a problem is acknowledging it. I would hope that by complaining about it, it would lead to an effort to change policies that are within control. It's tough to change something that is so pervasive individually though.