What’s so special about the 1%?

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January 23, 2012
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"Making more money than 99% of one's countrymen is, by itself, no more morally objectionable than scoring in the 99th percentile of the SAT. Indeed, generally, it's much more morally praiseworthy; creating wealth benefits people other than oneself. Of course, some people cheat on the SAT. Cheating is wrong. But high-scorers generally aren't screwing anyone over." (01/22/12)


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