Disaster is inherent in the pursuit of equality, because, it is contrary to the way the universe works – equality exists nowhere in nature or in the physical world generally. Never in human history has equality been achieved and when it has been pursued, disaster has ensued – so just stop it, please. As a strategy to improve the plight of the poor it has never worked and worse, when you say to people I am going to take something you own away and give it to someone else, you excite resistance to the goal you are attempting to achieve – that is just stupid so stop it. It is also unnecessary when you can develop policies that give the less fortunate opportunity to be a part of the middle class and beyond AND benefit the people who are relatively wealthy – you create a win win – and you avoid punishing success. It seems if you shake a tree in BC ten weary old Trotskies fall out, peddling faulty solutions.
Here’s a couple Win Win Policy Suggestions, I’ve many more – have a look.