Today’s Writing Prompt: Do You Believe It Is Unethical To Be A Billionaire?
Today, write about whether you believe it’s unethical to be a billionaire. Be sure to think critically about this as you write. Here are a few articles worth reading, to get you thinking:
- The Social Review. The Moral Case Against Billionaires
- The Washington Post. Why does everybody suddenly hate billionaires? Because they’ve made it easy.
- CNBC. What billionaires said about wealth inequality and capitalism in 2019
A couple of weeks ago, there were billionaires in space. And a lot of people had a lot of things to say about it— most notably, whether or not it was ethical for them to do so. Especially since billionaires in the U.S. pay practically nothing in taxes in relation to their exorbitant wealth. See this ProPublica in-depth article, The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax.
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