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Yes way! And by government hand outs!
This is a fascinating article posted on PBS of all places.  Relaxed divorce laws, contraception, the 'social safety net', the commonality of highly educated women, dual income households, all of it.  Everything that is supposed to make things 'equal' has actually lead to more disparity!
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013...gnore.html
As we say in Massachusetts, "Light dawns on Marblehead"  <--- a town here in MA
The question has often been looked at from the wrong side of the mirror.  "Capitalism" did not exclude women from the workforce.  Rather, culture prohibited "capitalism" from directly affecting women's rule of family life.  The similarity of household life for the vast majority of people was evidence that women retained effective mastery of the domestic sphere.  The same was also true politically.  While women could not vote, neither did the law undertake to regulate the education of children, the manner in which the home was maintained or constructed, the number or health of the children.  Neither did it authorize divorce. 
but here is the wrench, if they tax the very rich, investment will decrease and therefore opportunities for the poor will be lost.
society has to function with some having more than they need, so they can take risks and try new things, some succeed and they ( and their employees ) are rewarded, and sometimes they fail.
if income was the same for everyone, no one would put in a little extra nor take any risks.

of course the decadence of the rich is what this is really all about, and in a Christian society this would be avoided by priests reminding the rich of their obligation to the poor.
(04-12-2013, 02:22 PM)winoblue1 Wrote: [ -> ]but here is the wrench, if they tax the very rich, investment will decrease and therefore opportunities for the poor will be lost.
society has to function with some having more than they need, so they can take risks and try new things, some succeed and they ( and their employees ) are rewarded, and sometimes they fail.
if income was the same for everyone, no one would put in a little extra nor take any risks.

this has been proven numerous time already - in all the countries which built socialsit economy - it does not work - everybody ends up to be equal in powerty and the once in the government beaurocracy ( redistributors) are relatively richer ( but it is also scarce) - and corruption goes through the roof.