Poll: Is it right that Scotland’s four richest families have more cash than 20% of the poorest?

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8th October 2015 by Robert Armour 3 Comments

Is it morally right Scotland’s four richest families have more cash than 20% of the poorest?

Poll results (total votes: 83)

Is it morally right Scotland’s four richest families have more cash than 20% of the poorest?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
10
Ratio:
12.05%
Answer:
No
Votes:
73
Ratio:
87.95%

They have unimaginable wealth they can surely never spend, yet Scotland’s four richest families have more money than the poorest 20% of the country combined.

How did it come to this when we read stories daily about the attack on the poor and ever increasing hardships placed on those on the lowest incomes?

Is this just the way it is in a capitalist society – or can we do more to disperse wealth more evenly? 

Comments

12th October 2015 by jeff

Of course it's not morally right! There are no morals in capitalism - just winners and losers. Anyone who pretends otherwise is fooling themselves.

13th October 2015 by Rose Burn

Isn't an entrepreneur such as Wood allowed to build up a global business employing hundreds or thousands of people, giving them a livelihood as well as contributing taxes to the country?

16th October 2015 by Elle

Who could possibly (honestly) argue yes to this question!!