And they should just accept it and be happy that those who have more don't try to squeeze them for more what they've got, right? Because that's what the "free-market" is about, right? Exploiting others for as cheaply as the distorted centralized currency allows us to? You ever notice how all countries compete to make their labor cheaper while their politicians "nobly fight" to make sure laborers get a "living wage"?
Maybe citizens need to grow the courage to stop governments from forcing corrupted value systems (read: military-industrial complex, endless foreign wars, endless economic regulation, state regulated education) on their populaces. Perhaps if individuals were allowed to pick the currency they got paid in, the economic distribution would actually be a product of men's labor and contributions to his community. A truly merit based economy, rather than concentrating the wealth of well connected individuals who happen to come from privilege, would direct it's resources to those people who provide their customers and business collaborators with a useful service.
The reason people are forced to live on a pittance is fourfold:
1. Some of us don't give a damn and don't want to hear about the injustices others suffer,
2. some of us have been convinced the poor somehow deserve to be destitute and just accept that people starve,
3. some of us think we are too weak to do anything to really help people, and lastly
4. some of us exploit the other three to maintain our socioeconomic advantages, both knowingly and not.
It is not the fault of the market and it's improper regulation that people starve. People starve because other people are greedy and lust for the power over other people's lives.
We don't need a strong leader to set the world free. We need billions of leaders. We need individuals bold enough to say that our societies are fucked up and the only way to change them is to say, "fuck you" to those people who assert their privilege over us.
The way I try to stick it to the man is by buying Bitcoin and using it. I don't want the US dollars of the imperial west. The full faith and credit of the United States has been used to subjugate the economies of the entire developing world to our utter dominance of its resources and economic values. The "free trade" our federal government protects is the freedom to exploit the populaces of those further away from the green faucet that is the Federal Reserve.
I hope you see you have the right to pick your value system. You can be better than the people of the past. You can love your enemies. You've been sold the lie that without authority figures telling you what to do, you would have no order, that you would have no security. But you have been robbed of your security in the name of your safety. Your rights are an illusion subject to the interpretation of judges put into place by a State that sees no borders on its power. We must let that State die. We must look to each other for help through true free, voluntary association or we will always be shackled by the bondage of being subjects, and not citizens.
If the world is to become a better place, we're not going to do it by writing the right set of rules. Each of us has to see that it's our responsibility to do the right thing. We have to educate our hearts. No form of authority will ever teach you the right set of rules for your life. If you want to be happy, you have to want to figure those out for yourself. You don't have to do it alone. But you have to have the will if there's ever going to be a way.