Needs Come First

I read in this morning's newspaper that almost 50 million Americans live below the poverty level. We look almost like Chinese peasantry! Government has the responsibility of providing some sort of social safety net. It doesn't look like the wealthy are going to begin sharing anytime soon. Inevitably, the rich succumb to their own extravagance or negligence. Sooner or later the gap between the rich and the poor evens out. Decentralization facilitates this. Otherwise, an empty stomach ensures civil unrest. Needs come first.