“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; ….”
(From World’s 8 Richest–All Men–as Wealthy as Half of Humanity: Oxfam http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Worlds-8-RichestAll-Menas-Wealthy-as-Half-of-Humanity-Oxfam-20170115-0025.html)
There are enough evidences of this widening gap between the super rich and the poor! The poverty is rising absolutely and relatively! Private property has seized to exist in hands of 99% in a cohesive manner, with which they could hire labour power & usurp ‘surplus value’! Fine, we all know that but what next?
Keep cursing the super rich and ‘advise’ the government to tax more on them, stop corruption and ‘distribute’ it among the poor?
Let us not be philistines! Such talks of “good” have been in place since centuries but results are in favour of the rich!
We had an example in Soviet Union, where this gap was diminished, no but even the erstwhile production relation was changed, the master class was abolished and all were made “equal in production as well as in distribution”!
Yes, they were destroyed by the Khrushchev & cliches, the saboteurs & renegades!
But has the wheel of the history stopped? Are we not for another series of revolutions for a Socialist society? Unity & struggle to eradicate the rising beast in form of capitalism, which is threatening the very survival of mankind!
To eradicate this inequality, which is threatening the very survival of our society, we must seek the solution in production relation and not merely in distribution, in the symptom of the disease!