The 'Real' Social/Economic Cost of America's Wealth Inequality

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The 'Real' Social/Economic Cost of America's Wealth Inequality
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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 3:54pm

Here's a simple little exercise in numbers.

~ SW

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Look at their list of demands, they want free this, free that, paid for by other people, like me and you.

OMG - Wherever do you get this stuff (maybe from handpicked interview clips on Fox News?)

~ SW

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A possible solution for your son and his company:

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Good luck with getting people to move beyond ideology into critical thinking. I've seen too many instances of re-wording my posts, ignoring modifiers like "some", "may", "if", etc. If concepts are couched in nuanced terms, the nuance is ditched in favor of simplifications and absolutes. Open brain? Not bloody likely!

Jabberwocka

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Ever heard the term "venture capital"? Some entrepreneurs use their own life savings or assets. Many do not. They gamble, but the funds aren't necessarily theirs.

As for risk taking and profit making, what we saw with the investment banks was risk taking carried to the extreme. Maybe risk taking for the sake of profit making is over-rated!

I see no reason whatsoever to stop being critical of corporations. When criticism stops, abuse starts.

Jabberwocka

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It's silly to buy shares in a wobbly firm, unless one can exert some control over the management.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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songwright wrote:

The closest thing to a general 'demand' from the OWS people is a more fair division of our national income

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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The venture capitalists I know do invest their own money OR

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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It is the fault of legislatures for not outlawing takeover mania.

dragowoman

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Reminds me of the Bell, California scandal. No one can rip off the people like government.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."