Can you point out the “ever increasing” part?
Tony Wright

I did get the impression of an assumed correlation between increasing productivity gains and increasing wealth inequality, with the productivity gains characterized by an exponential curve- whether Paul Graham intended it or not, I can see how the essay comes across as making exactly that argument…

Ultimately, as we (at least, those of us who are Americans) are all living together in a society whose government we are supposed to have a say in, we need to try to find a solution that respects both ends of the spectrum to the degree possible while prioritizing the societal principles we can agree on. That’s the hard part- if any of us “lose”, we all lose, so how do we make sure that doesn’t happen?

Personally, I suspect that any solution will still retain some degree of inequality, as I think that’s inherent to the system…

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