Due to the current government, I'm not going to believe that is true until after the TPP is out.
The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it
Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us. This is not the internet the world needs, or the internet its creators envisioned. We need to take it back. And by we, I mean the engineering community.
Yes, this is primarily a political problem, a policy matter that requires political intervention. But this is also an engineering problem, and there are several things engineers can – and should – do."
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I believe you mean is.
It's perfectly normal. Been happening for thousands of years. Your forgetting that these are people, not a bell curve.
I wonder what a society and economy would look like if wealth was capped at $50,000,000 for companies and individuals. I have never found any study investigating this and I believe it would be an interesting read at least. Something along the lines of;
1) No individual or company may hold more than $50,000,000 worth of assets.
2) If a company reaches $50,000,001 it must split or become government property.
3) If an individual reaches $50,000,000 then all property over $50,000,000 becomes government property.
I would be interested to see what people think would happen, if anyone is keen to have a go.
No where yet in this conversation have I seen anything about the people failing. According to this website, nearly a third don't make it through to the second year. This leaves them with the debt, but none of the benefit.
In my own experience, many of the people I saw dropping out of tertiary education (in NZ) did so because of external pressures. Everything looked OK on paper and they were encouraged by society and the state to enroll but it only took a little change for things to go wrong. Arguing with your parent and having to leave home, a break up in a relationship and the depression afterwards, pregnancy, abusive families and relationships, losing a part time job, mental health problems (especially in the medical sector, where having a mental health problem can prevent you from ever working in the sector), drug addiction, travel problems