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[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

I feel that there is an underlying moral problem in society that causes the rich to always exploit the poor. It feels like if you were to shuffle people around and pick a new set of rich people, said people would be almost equally likely to screw over their fellow man. If society was more moral in general, this exploitation would be reduced.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I'd say it would parallel the results from the Stanford Prison experiment. Give one group of people everything, including the power to decide what happens to people in the out-group, and they will inevitably become hostile towards the out group.

Morality schmorality, we need universal healthcare, daycare, a progressive tax system, and much more. Once society is equitable to all, then all have equal opportunity to behave "morally."

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Morality schmorality, we need universal healthcare, daycare, a progressive tax system, and much more. Once society is equitable to all, then all have equal opportunity to behave “morally.”

All of these things are maintained by humans. There is no perfect structure that can keep everyone "locked" to act in favor of the structure, whether it is through surveillance, bureaucracy or punishments. In any system, a subset of the participants will at some point have leeway to put a small dent to the system. Some systems are more resistant to self-destruction than others, but none are immune to it due to our inherent ability to choose between right and wrong. Therefore, evil systems can always be defeated, and good systems can always fall.