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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Lark is Irish. In his mythology the rich are evil by definition.
    Objectivity. Ain't it grand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Really? Explain yourself.
    Well, I find the idea of anyone mounting the "poor, unfortunate, putt upon" millionaire argument to be ridiculous and consequently hilarious, likewise the idea that there's infinite wealth to be had for anyone who wants it and works for it belies a certain ignorance of economics or even reality.

    I'm suspect we have a fundamental difference in perspective here, which is alright, I'd suggest you do a bit of reading but you'd probably choose to read something which would support or vindicate you're established view point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Well, I find the idea of anyone mounting the "poor, unfortunate, putt upon" millionaire argument to be ridiculous and consequently hilarious, likewise the idea that there's infinite wealth to be had for anyone who wants it and works for it belies a certain ignorance of economics or even reality.

    I'm suspect we have a fundamental difference in perspective here, which is alright, I'd suggest you do a bit of reading but you'd probably choose to read something which would support or vindicate you're established view point.
    Oh good grief...

    He earned it, Jenaphor. Let him have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Well, I find the idea of anyone mounting the "poor, unfortunate, putt upon" millionaire argument to be ridiculous and consequently hilarious, likewise the idea that there's infinite wealth to be had for anyone who wants it and works for it belies a certain ignorance of economics or even reality.

    I'm suspect we have a fundamental difference in perspective here, which is alright, I'd suggest you do a bit of reading but you'd probably choose to read something which would support or vindicate you're established view point.
    What I suspect is that you don't put your money where your mouth is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Of course some millionaires don't feel as though they're well off... that's how they became millionaires. These same people, when they get to seven million, still won't be satisfied. It's not a function of the numbers.

    In the same economy, the people who did feel well-off at a net worth of 100K dollars never became millionaires.

    I know a guy who started his own high-tech lab business and is a self-made millionaire. He sweats the payroll every month. The guy works harder than anyone else I know, way harder than people who draw a salary. He's one of those that seeing the number in his bank account doesn't comfort him.
    Good point there, I was going to see if I could make it some how too, although the self-made millionaires arent that common Oberon, we cant all be millionaires afterward otherwise what would the point of having a million be?

    Anyway, rags to riches stories are a bit like Robinson Crusoe tales, vital in keeping the fantasies which underpin the present pattern of distribution in place but I dont think they're anymore an accurate depiction of reality than other fairytales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Lark is Irish. In his mythology the rich are evil by definition.
    Really, I'm looking forward to hearing what this means. Maybe I wasnt raised with the mythology you're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Hope he gives to charity his income, books and personal goods, over and above what the average Somalian lives on. Otherwise those pesky pirates will come and vandalise his body and home. And that would be okay since Somalians have less.
    Hmm, why do you hope that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    What I suspect is that you don't put your money where your mouth is.
    What's that even supposed to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh good grief...

    He earned it, Jenaphor. Let him have it.
    Dont know what that's meant to mean either, you guys are lousy at discussing things. Way too defensive for your own good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Objectivity. Ain't it grand?
    How on God's green earth would I know?!?

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