The ethics of the rich

I was sent this big, long graphic about how ethical the rich are compared to the rest of us. It came to me via an email from someone who also had some other unrelated graphics to offer, so I presume this is just part of some business model. In fact, as can be seen on the sources panel, there’s a big ol’ ad for some accounting degree. I’m not getting money or anything else in return for posting this.

Several of the points this image makes can be explained in a way which has nothing to do with ethics, but there are at least some interesting studies cited. I’m not standing by one or all or any of the claims it makes, though. I’m just posting this because, well, it’s my blog.

Rich People Are Unethical

The Republican-caused income gap

Not that the Democrats are innocent in all this, but our massive income gap lies primarily at the feet of the party of big business.

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Anyone who denies that an ever-widening income gap somehow isn’t a problem is an ideological chump. Weaken the middle class and you weaken the economy. Thanks Reagan!

Just take a look at the facts. The rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

Ooo! I know, I know! Let’s give the rich more tax breaks! That will fix things right up! Ya know. If you ignore facts and junk.