Too Much Money

Desire for wealth and material possessions characterize most of us, unless one is a monk or an ascetic. But how much money is too much money? It is generally recognized that the United States is in a state of massive income inequality. The top one percent possesses more wealth than the rest of the population combined. Such a situation ought to be recognized as immoral. Currently, Congress is considering legislation that would, by the C. B. O. estimate, cause twenty-three million additional Americans to lose their health care, to give a tax cut to those who are already the wealthiest amongst us. Such a congressional action is a moral travesty. But how much money is too much money? This writer has no answer to that. Enough to be comfortable is presumably what everyone wants, but how to put a number on that will surely vary from household to household.

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