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Thread: The Wealth Gap

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No. Nobody needs a billion dollars.
    one of the good things about being wealthy ( I am merely a multi millionaire-not a billionaire) is that we don't really have to worry about what you think we 'need'

    methinks if someone who is a billionaire did have that worry, he'd have the resources to "make you go away" if you get my drift



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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No. Nobody needs a billion dollars.
    That's the European in you talking. We're (hopefully) not opposed to great wealth and success here. In fact, many of us still believe that to be a laudable thing.
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No. Nobody needs a billion dollars.
    were does anyone get the authority to make that decision?

    if i cant do it, when how can government do it, since it is me and others like me, who elect them.

    i cannot give a power to government, since i myself do not have such a power to give.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    one of the good things about being wealthy ( I am merely a multi millionaire-not a billionaire) is that we don't really have to worry about what you think we 'need'

    methinks if someone who is a billionaire did have that worry, he'd have the resources to "make you go away" if you get my drift
    And, while I make decent money, I am never going to be a bazillionair. I don't have the tolerance for risk that's necessary to attain that. Even knowing I'll never likely become one of the super rich, I don't resent or covet the wealth others have.
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    were does anyone get the authority to make that decision?
    He said it should be so. Isn't that enough?
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    He said it should be so. Isn't that enough?
    law by feelings?

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    law by feelings?
    Don't be silly, not just feelings but strong feelings, like really serious feelings.
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Don't be silly, not just feelings but strong feelings, like really serious feelings.

    yes i know.... i face it all the time, people want law based on how the people feel about things.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    one of the good things about being wealthy ( I am merely a multi millionaire-not a billionaire) is that we don't really have to worry about what you think we 'need'

    methinks if someone who is a billionaire did have that worry, he'd have the resources to "make you go away" if you get my drift
    I love how people mouth off over the internet. What you said here is something you could only get away with given the anonymity of the internet.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That's the European in you talking. We're (hopefully) not opposed to great wealth and success here. In fact, many of us still believe that to be a laudable thing.
    Wealth and success are laudable when they're earned in an honest way. If they're earned at the expense of someone else, or at the expense of the environment, then they're not so laudable at all.

    Likewise, there's no pat on the back deserved for someone who merely inherited their wealth. Generational wealth does nothing to help society and, as a matter of fact, it can be quite destructive.

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