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Old 09-21-2014, 09:41 PM
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The DC area is the wealthiest region in America. I think there is no comparison especially when it comes to rich Europeans and foreigners who add to the wealth there.

Old 09-21-2014, 10:16 PM
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IF (big if) they give any to charity at all. The rich, that is. Remember there are ways to pass money down pretty much sheltered from taxes even after death.... Hiltons, Vanderbilts, etc. anyone?
Originally Posted by netdragon View Post
They tie up the capital for decades then maybe put it back into charities. So, for decades, that capital isn't doing much good at all other than funding some bloated equities. I think most of us would rather see the capital flow in and out of charities for those decades instead of having to wait until they decide to be philanthropists or die. A good economy is one where capital flows. By easing the pressure on the middle class and helping the middle class be more upwardly mobile, that could in fact happen.

Philanthropy is also generally a way, from a sociological perspective, for the rich to legitimize their wealth. That may not be the individual reason, but it is the social underpinning.
Old 09-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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Hopefully, bitcoin/scriptcoin and crowd-funding will create a new kind of capital dstribution long-term, since the fed and government have been less than helpful in getting money into the hands of those that really could do wonders with it.
Old 09-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Location: North Atlanta
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And this thread is officially garbage.
Old 09-22-2014, 01:04 AM
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Originally Posted by Atlwarrior View Post
Who has more billionaires? DC or Atlanta? | www.ajc.com

I'm expecting Tyler Perry to be number 11 soon.
Tyler Perry??? REALLY??? UGH! I can't STAND Tyler Perry! GAG
Old 09-22-2014, 01:09 AM
Location: Historic West End
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Originally Posted by Psykomonkee View Post
Tyler Perry??? REALLY??? UGH! I can't STAND Tyler Perry! GAG
Who cares if you can't stand him, to go from being homeless too now having a net work of 400 million, he is on a path to be a billionaire one day. That's my point, and not whether you like him personally or not. That's why I love data and technology, it simply has no prejudices, but simply states what is.


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Old 09-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Another incredibly naive anti-capitalist screed. Who do you suggest be responsible for stewardship of this money? The government? Yeah, that'll work.
Old 09-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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Originally Posted by AcidSnake View Post
The plantation politics is rife around these here parts.

Everyone is so enthralled with wanting to be like the masters, that they will unfortunately short themselves and their own self-worth as employees.

How typically southern.

Yep, I noticed that too. There's nothing more hilarious than seeing poor white trash vote against their own economic interests because they think they're better people than democrats. And by hilarious, I mean ridiculous and misguided.
Old 09-22-2014, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by JC84 View Post
There's nothing more hilarious than seeing poor white trash ...
Who would that be, by the way?
Old 09-22-2014, 07:47 AM
Location: North Carolina
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And Marlo Hampton was sleeping with one, and according to Sheree, he still wouldn't buy her a house.
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