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If Extreme Inequality Harms Our Whole Society, What is a Conscientious Person to Do?


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If Extreme Inequality Harms Our Whole Society, What is a Conscientious Person to Do?

Rick Wilson

For some reason, “1984,” George Orwell’s book about a nightmarish society, has had a revival in the Trump era.

Maybe it’s the weather.

The New York Times reported it was top of Amazon’s list in early 2017. Around the same time, Penguin USA reported a 9,500 percent increase in sales over a few days. It’s a hot item nearly 70 years since its publication.

It’s probably a good thing that more people have been reading it. It’s probably a bad thing that people felt like they had to.


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“In an era of widespread deceit, telling the truth is a radical act” - George Orwell


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Stop having children.


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Avoid buying anything from rich people.
Know who made the articles you want to buy.
Buy used goods. I get my tools from a pawn shop not from a big box store.
Reuse, repurpose, recycle.
Anything to starve the beast.


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Eat the rich.


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I vote for the last option. Total non cooperation.


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1984 scary book. NOW scary times, we’re almost in 1984!