"Every time one person amasses a fortune worth a billion pounds, we are witnessing a policy failure."

Damn straight.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

@rysiek

I'm a capitalist in general, as in I see no advantage to having the state own the means of production.

However having a cap on wealth makes sense IMHO. What that cap should be I'm not sure. A billion is clearly absurd.

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@sillystring exactly. I would not want the government to own the means of production, just like I would not want a single corporate behemoth to own and control them.

It doesn't really matter which behemoth owns it all. Power corrupts.

We must avoid behemoths owning it all (or a large part of it all), regardless if they happen to be governments, companies, individuals, NGOs, or, you know, cats.

@sillystring just to clarify: I am not against governments, companies, individuals, NGOs, or cats existing or owning *some* of the means of production and having *some* influence.

But that influence needs to be checked and that ownership needs to be limited in the scope. Owning a few bakeries? Fine. Owning a substantial enough number of bakeries to influence health policy in a negative way? Very much not fine.

And yes, "substantial enough" and "negative way" are vague. Because life's vague.

@rysiek
That's what elections and antitrust laws are at supposed to prevent..

..and progressive taxes also sound like a good idea :)
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