“Across the Aisle” Debates #1

Someone told me this morning that a country is rich if its per capita income is high, even if that number is skewed by a handful of people holding all the wealth. He said this with pride in defense of Trump organizing a cabinet that will benefit the wealthiest individuals in the U.S. His argument: even if only a few people are rich, the country as a whole is rich and so this will benefit the country and its people. My response: Please tell that to a starving child. You don’t have to go far because the U.S. has an estimated 13 million children who go hungry every day. Please tell them that even though they may die of hunger, they are actually rich because a billionaire is making a lot of money and when you split the number up for the purpose of statistics, then they are rich too.

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