Ivy Getty’s marriage to SF is why we need a wealth tax
I, I myself have always had a conflicted relationship with wealth. While I find this ambitious – in the sense that he can offer financial freedom, assuming his lifestyle doesn’t overwhelm his passive income – his cancerous growth in the United States stifles much of that ambition to rack up gross sums.
I like to think that I am the person who would take responsibility for the inherited wealth, but there is always a chance that I could go into moral deprivation. No one intends to become addicted to methamphetamines; it just happens. A sudden, undeserved and seemingly fortuitous admission to wealth, I believe, can have a particularly malignant consequence on the human soul. These folks who fall into it exemplify the idea that money, indeed, cannot bring happiness – through financial stability, that’s for sure. And they will hunt in their graves trying to find contentment in material wealth, outside the realm of human relationships and mortal leadership.
Money is both fleeting and amorphous at the same time. Without us humans giving it context, coins, bills, checks, and crypto exchanges exist in a vacuum. But, alas, we have given such things a place and a purpose – we have connoted money with influence, power and change.
It’s just the radical reality that we all need to inhabit. It is also reason enough that those with the most influence, the most power, the surest chance of changing the world around us for the better, should be held accountable for their gains.
Putting in place a wealth tax to help steer the course of mankind in a better direction shouldn’t require a miracle. But until then, I’ll long for such a revelation – using the language along the way to push the odds for such a tax.