Is income inequality fair?

  Conservative columnist, Walter Williams, in his column, “Is income inequality fair?” (3-27-2019) misses the point entirely about income inequality in America.  The issue isn’t “do the wealthy make too much money?”  Rather, the issue is, “Why shouldn’t those who labor earn a livable wage?”  Albert Einstein’s theory of government is more rational that Prof. Williams’.  Einstein stated:    “I am an adherent of the ideal of democracy, although I well know the weaknesses of the democratic form of government.  Social equality and economic protection of the individual appeared to me always as the important communal aims of the state.”  The fact that 45% of working Floridians don’t make enough income to make ends meet is a testament to the wealthy’s having bought the Republican politicians who have done everything they could to kill the effectiveness of labor unions in this country.  None other than Abraham Lincoln put the roles of capital and labor into the proper context:  “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” Americans need living wages.