War, Compet., Capitalism, Prosperity, Income Gaps
FRED P. ANDERSON; DEPT. OF MGMT.& MKTG. (ANDERSON@grove.iup.edu)
Thu, 12 Jan 1995 01:08:48 -0500 (EST)
Re; Eddy Steenbergen's observation that in the capitalist countries the
gap between rich and poor seems to be widening: Perhaps -- for the great bulk
of the population that was not born wealthy -- becoming "rich" involves having
good strategies for accumulating wealth (e.g., get an education, marry and stay
married to someone similarly educated, take prudent risks, save and invest).
It makes sense that such strategies will gather more wealth in a lush environ-
ment than in a stricken one; there is simply more there to be scooped up!
Indiana Univ. of PA