Economic Inequality Hits a New Low

Minister Paul J Bern
5 min readJun 16, 2024

Has Inequality Just Become Worse Than Ever?

Elon Musk, His $56 Billion Payday, and What the Bible Has to Say About It

by Minister Paul J. Bern

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I am thoroughly enraged at the gall of Elon Musk for the “pay package” just awarded to him for the second time by his share holders. That was after a court in Delaware, the state where Tesla had been incorporated, voted down Musk’s pay package as being unlawful after the amount had been decided upon. Here’s the link for anyone who wants to see the entire article: Elon Musk wins Tesla shareholder vote for $56 billion pay package

To make matters worse, a majority of Tesla stock holders re-approved that decision after it had been struck down by that same Delaware court, and here’s the link for that: Tesla shareholders re-approve Elon Musk’s pay package worth billions that a judge struck down Try to imagine having a $56 billion per year income. Frankly, I can’t visualize as thoroughly obscene an amount of money as $56 billion. So I went to the Scriptures as I always do, searching for…

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Minister Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium and Substack. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor; piano player