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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Brain View Post
    Thanks for the link to the videos, I'll check them out later (not enough time for now).

    Anyway though, overly wealthy people in general make me sick, and I'm not talking about those that make an above average living, I'm talking about those that essentially make millions of dollars a minute; or if the saying is true how 90% of the wealth in this country is owned by 5% of the population. Personally I think people of this kind of wealth should be taxed out to kazoo so that money can go to those that need it; that or change within the basic infrastructure of our economy.
    Rather than tax them, make their personal assets liable to seizure to pay off the obligations of any company they own stock in, directly or indirectly, that goes bankrupt (like it would be for a sole proprietorship). Have the cutoff at something like $50,000,000 in net worth. No more bailouts.
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    I'm surprised no one has commented on my last post.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    I think it is an excellent idea. The problem with corporation law is the whole 'too big to fail' business. The CEOs rake in the bonuses when they are thriving, but yet are absolved of personal risk when their company tanks because of bad decisions. Actually, the reason why many organisations fail is because they simply get too big to be successful long term. They must adapt or be allowed to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    I think it is an excellent idea. The problem with corporation law is the whole 'too big to fail' business. The CEOs rake in the bonuses when they are thriving, but yet are absolved of personal risk when their company tanks because of bad decisions. Actually, the reason why many organisations fail is because they simply get too big to be successful long term. They must adapt or be allowed to fail.
    If this idea were to ever be discussed in a real public forum, you would see people try to call it socialism.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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