Sunday, 2 March 2008

How The Rich Just Get Richer

The United Kingdom has more rich people then ever before, and this trend is growing at a fast pace.With a global economy more people can now command a global pay packet from any profession. Yet, we are still living in a polarized society where the gap between the rich and poor is increasing.Although different states in the world adopt a welfare system, we still have something like 10% of people controlling 80% of the world wealth. In the US 1% of the population controls 40% of the country's wealth (Open University Research). In contrast, to the UK where 1% of the population controls 25% of the country's wealth.The funny thing is with so much money, you would think that people would not know what to do with it, and start give to charitable causes. Most of the rich it should be noted do give money to charity. However, they really should be giving vast amounts more.Instead, of giving wealth they seem to be creating more wealth for themselves. The saying goes that if the children of Adam (pbuh) were given one mountain of gold, they would want a second. If they were given a second they would want a third.We are all greedy, have you ever wanted something just for the sake of having it, but you really did not need it.You know what I am on about. Being greedy it part of parcel of being humans, but I just cannot understand the super rich who just crave for more wealth when they have vast amounts already.Being rich is not about how much wealth you have, but how content you are. Money is like manure: it is not worth having unless you can spread it around encouraging things to grow.

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