"But I'm sure that those 85 people worked harder than half the planet." They had to work to get there somehow didn't they, also the worlds not fair, if it was, then we wouldn't have all the problems in it, we live in a world of sin. :I
Actually, at least in the US, most of the money that goes to social programs come from the government via taxes, which the rich do their best to avoid via loop holes like charity, which is meant to be for the betterment of humanity, not tax credits.
I'm not saying it doesn't, but it loses a lot of value when they use the tax credits they get from charity to get more money from tax loopholes, that's my problem with it. Charity is not meant to be materially rewarded.
I'm sure those 85 people never worked a bit harder than any one else. Don't you just love it when someone uses that "they worked hard for that billion" argument.... I know they didn't work any harder than I have for the last 30 working years of my life