I do not intend to 'clear up' on a nonexisting "fairness Index". Democracy is an oxymoron: NO CHANCE the entire populace (demos) could exercise governance-power (cratos). There is a COMPROMISE in voting: what do I prefer to vote for from other goals I put temporarily to sleep - and who is the 'candidate' lying (=campaigning?) exactly towards THOSE chosen goals? What makes a REPRESENTATIONAL RESPUBLIC in which the representants keep their promises as it seems fit. To recall them? very rare. It is still better than an autocratic dictature, religious, financial, or political.
Now what is fair? an existing system produces values in different proportions to different role-players. It is definitely NOT FAIR what the ultra-wealthy pocket (- a question drawn here in a discussion group: who are the ultra-wealthy? with an instant reply: whoever has more them himself). Approaching fairness: the values are used differently by diffeent segments of society, so should be the burden of contribution (tax etc.) factored upon the 'pocketed' (earned???) values to SUPPORT said beneficial values. Low income local workers draw less from foreign relations,transportation,finance, banking, intricate law (legislation - enforcement) perspective research projects, and a host of other topics "rich segments" live on. So the latter should pick up a larger burden of the expenses than the former, in all fairness. I don't even 'touch' the (moral) aspect of social conscientiousness. John M On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 2:23 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 12/18/2012 7:05 AM, Roger Clough wrote: > > Hi Craig Weinberg > > More liberal misrepresentation of the truth. The > gini for the USA is about average for the world. > > > But it's above the average, and the individual values, for the OECD AND > it's been steadily increasing since 1980 - when Ray-gun was elected. > > Brent > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.