tehmikey wrote:People often compare a CEO to the standard population, but many do not realize the involvement of their job requirements. Most people do not work the same number of hours or have such a stressful job that requires such a wealth of knowledge.
Yes. But the difference between the difficulties of the jobs is outweighed many, many times by the difference in salary. If I work twice as hard and twice as long as somebody else, but get paid 30 times as much, there's naturally going to be some resentment.
I like the idea of being able to provide the basics for people who cannot obtain it for themselves, but I think we need to distinguish between those who try to make a living and those who are simply free loaders. I want to see the number of hours worked a week or proof that each individual is actively looking for a job before I give them something for free.
Have you ever tried going through a job interview when:
-You're wearing clothes you can't afford to replace or wash;
-You haven't showered in weeks because you have no home;
-You're desperate for whatever terms they want to give you, because you haven't eaten in a while;
etc., etc. Often times even the hardest workers need a leg up, like a shower, a change of clothes, a good meal, and help finding a job, before they can go out there and justify that assistance.
I understand that you're trying to weed out the bad investments; but it's very hard to do that without also losing some good investments. It's also irrelevant if you look at the question from the point of view that everybody has the right to survive and the right to basics (food, shelter, health care), regardless of whether they'll end up paying you back.