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Old 9th October 2019, 10:31 AM   #163
theprestige
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I find these kinds of questions interesting.
Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
Do you feel having billionaires is a good thing?
Mostly I think it's a neutral side effect of a particular system. On the other hand, I think it's on balance a good system, so I tend to see its side effects as more good than bad. In that sense, sure, I think having billionaires is a good thing. Trying to get rid of them would probably get rid of the things that make the underlying system a good system.

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Do you think social policy should promote the existence of billionaires or not?
I think social policy should promote good systems, and remain agnostic about whether such a system allows for the emergence of billionaires.
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