Pushing Back Against #Sargonism

Recently I was livestreaming with Dave from Computing Forever and Sargon of Akkad dropped by. The conversation then took an interesting turn. In short, Sargon's answer to head off the looming Communist takeover was to redistribute income from the societies richest to the poorest. As you might imagine Dave and I had a few issues with this. To get the full context head over to Dave's channel and listen to the livestream. You can fast forward to 1hr 26 mins in to get the conversation turning point.

Sources:
Original Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YcR2qVTVMM
Thomas Sowell - Intellectuals & Society: https://www.amazon.com.au/Intellectuals-Society-Thomas-Sowell-ebook/dp/B0077BONEY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1472098174&sr=1-1&keywords=intellectuals+and+society
Top 400 Income Earners Data: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/13intop400.pdf
Social Mobility Data - 1976 - 1991: https://www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/fed/annual/1999/ar95.pdf

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