See my reply to Not_Me for more detail. It's a means of approaching the question.Huh? Where did this "zero disparity" thing come from? Did I say anything about "zero disparity"? I don't think it's even possible, in practice.
I agree that it's impossible in practice.
Yes, but on whose part?I have the feeling you have me pegged as some sort of socialist. You're pretty new to this forum, so I'll just mark that one down as ignorance.
I have the feeling that you "argue" by ignoring arguments rather than addressing them.I'm glad you got that (whatever that was) out of your system. Do you feel better now?
Yes, that is one of the many questions I am introducing.Define significant. Compare that "ideal" disparity to the disparity in the current US economy since that is the context of this thread.
I don't think business owners think that way, no. I don't believe, however, that "shipping jobs overseas" is a primary factor with respect to any limits to their wealth.Yes, the feudal lords' wealth was limited by the serfs' poverty because they were independent actors unable to see the bigger picture. They didn't work collectively, at least not on any meaningful scale. I wonder if American business owners can see the eventual limits to their wealth due to them shipping jobs overseas to save a few bucks and (temporarily) increase their profit margins.
Hmm. I wonder where the middle class gets their money?Umm, what? Who said anything about "the rich get their money from the poor"? In the US, the rich are raping the middle class.