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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 07 Nov 2019, 1:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 1:29pm
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bill-gat ... 5138825814

Can you imagine somebody fretting about hypothetically being reduced to having "only" $6B? Wealth really is a sickness.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Kory » 07 Nov 2019, 5:54pm

Flex wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 1:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 1:29pm
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bill-gat ... 5138825814

Can you imagine somebody fretting about hypothetically being reduced to having "only" $6B? Wealth really is a sickness.
There are no good billionaires
I have two thoughts about this, which I'm sure are the opposite of original:

1) I imagine they really fear being poor and so hoard as much as possible as a bulwark against this.
2) A lot of people I know that have a lot of money think they are already poor because they don't know how to look beyond their own experience.

Either way, they're fucking idiots.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Nov 2019, 6:26pm

Kory wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 5:54pm
Flex wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 1:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 1:29pm
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bill-gat ... 5138825814

Can you imagine somebody fretting about hypothetically being reduced to having "only" $6B? Wealth really is a sickness.
There are no good billionaires
I have two thoughts about this, which I'm sure are the opposite of original:

1) I imagine they really fear being poor and so hoard as much as possible as a bulwark against this.
2) A lot of people I know that have a lot of money think they are already poor because they don't know how to look beyond their own experience.

Either way, they're fucking idiots.
Or the more money they have, the more they move up the line that defines personal poverty. If you've got, say, $10M, then $1M equals the poverty line. Wealth vs. poverty is never a simple numerical relationship, but constantly revising itself. I know that as our household material circumstance has improved, I've regularly moved up the minimum bank balance that I think we should be at. But I'd never think of us as being poor if some expenditure put us under that line.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2019, 12:47pm

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