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Old Today, 02:31 PM
 
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And most are jewish. Are you antisemitic?

They're all smarter, better leaders, better communicators, a better business acumen and harder workers than you. Get over it.
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Old Today, 02:33 PM
 
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You believe BG deserves credit for the work of programmers and medical doctors who made these advances happen.

BG wealth allowed them to do it, he did not himself do it. Itís like a king allowing people to do good, do you want to keep giving him more power?
Nobody put a gun to the heads of all the hundreds of thousands of people who worked for Microsoft since its inception. They performed a job and got compensated, some of them very nicely, they knew what they were doing and what the outcome was going to be, they didn't have to work for Gates/Microsoft.

I guess if everyone agreed to never work of Bill Gates, Microsoft wouldn't have happened and he would just be a regular pauper, like the rest of us! The same thing with Bezos and Amazon.
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Old Today, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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This is exactly what capitalism is (centralization of wealth by actors released from social responsibility), and it's why the term has had negative connotations for centuries.
The invisible hand guides the capitalist to produce good for society even though his only intention is to get rich.

Minimal regulation is required.

Socialists mean well. So did Hitler.
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Old Today, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The power should not be in their hands how great wealth is distributed, why are these billions rightfully in their hands?
Because they (or their families) earned them by taking risks and making the right decisions.

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It’s like a benevolent king using his power for good. Ok, but should one person have that much power?
And you think a gang of Leftist thugs can do better? Power corrupts. and absolute power corrupts absolutely! (John Dahlberg/Acton)

The legacy of Lenin and Stalin serves as proof enough.
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Old Today, 02:37 PM
 
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OP perhaps you can enlighten us to your contributions to society? How much tax have you paid? How many products and inventions have you bought to market? How many people have you employed?
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Old Today, 02:41 PM
 
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If not, why do you care about how much money other people have?
Concentrated wealth means concentrated power. Despite all the acrimony in political discussions on this board, from time to time we find that the two sides of the hostility generally agree on a policy that we can't get the government to implement because millions of citizens have less power than a few thousand money-men. Most recently, it was e-verify. The situation in regard to power in this country is similar to the wealth disparity the OP refers to.
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Old Today, 02:47 PM
 
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It still wouldn’t.

Microsoft has improved our life so much it’s beyond our imagination.
It has made our life worse by squeezing out superior alternatives.
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Old Today, 02:51 PM
 
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The power should not be in their hands how great wealth is distributed, why are these billions rightfully in their hands.

Itís like a benevolent king using his power for good. Ok, but should one person have that much power?
And when a benevolent king uses his power for good, as Charles did, the plutocrats kill him and then lie about him in the history books. At least Taney in his Religion and the Rise of Capitalism gets it right. That's a great book. Have you read it, Winterfall? Greywar?
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Old Today, 02:59 PM
 
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Report: 26 People Own as Much as the Poorest 3.8 Billion | Time


Please, tell me how these rich people worked harder than everyone else to get here. Tell me why having unelected elite ruling the global economy while keeping everyone else in poverty is good.

Please, tell me.
Everyone else is not in poverty, and something that hasn't crossed your mind, these people create jobs.
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Old Today, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Letís slaughter them and take their money! Death to the capitalists!
That's exactly what they want to hear.
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