Yes, exactly linkat. max has covered quite a few of the points in the article, thereby showing that there is validity to it.
max, not agreeing with someone does not make a pissing match. Being pissy does, and I'm not going to do that.
What makes your contributions uninteresting to me is that you mostly ignore any points brought up, by me or others and instead just repeat repeat repeat yourself. As you often do, you think you're covering yourself by repeatedly saying that is your personal opinion. ok, duly noted multiple times, let's move beyond that.
Please, if you have anything new to contribute, bring forth.
If you're going to say you are personally insulted, because, well basically as linkat said, you're the proof of the pudding, what exactly are you getting at?
If you're getting at the point that what you are saying is your personal opinion, and you don't think items are true, want to discuss only the few super rich, and only those who have done wrong, but not any that done right....well, you've covered that well enough, multiple times.
You're just baiting. That's boring. I'm not saying you are boring. You can choose to bring something new to this discussion, but you probably won't.
I think that's all I have to say about that to you. Please, feel free to entice me some more to respond to you. Your choice.
I'll talk with you if you bring anything new, or move beyond your personal opinion, but otherwise, you're just trolling.
Anyway, moving on. I think it IS insulting to read things that one never considers applies to themselves, but are negative. Then if a person has the courage to really look, perhaps they would see that maybe it does apply.
We've all met rich people. Some come across as snobs, but we don't know for sure if they are or not. Might just be preoccupied.
Perhaps if we met that same person, acting the same way, but knew they were middle class, or poor, we wouldn't think of them as snobs, but rather some other attribute.
I'm thinking most people who fall into the category of rich pretty much came by the money themselves. Sure, they probably had family support, but poor people have that too.
I think a lot of it is that mindset not of "what can I earn" but rather "what can I be"
There are 2 points in there that are interrelated. One being the rich use other people money, as leverage, and the fact they don't believe money is made through logic, but emotion.
I would have to qualify that in saying I think the rich make money using logic, and at the same time maximize their money by realizing that many/most people are using their gut and emotions, and take advantage of that.
I don't mean taking advantage in the negative way, but seeing opportunity, and taking it.
A rich person my see a company that is sound, whose finances are good but will wait to buy stock in it for the moment. What are they waiting for? For other people emotions to take hold, and start buying for emotional reasons.
They get in toward the bottom of the curve, and sit back and watch the masses buy because it's the latest thing. They watch until interests wanes, or people start thinking rationally, then get out as it drops.
They were being logical in that they couldn't "save the world" and keep others from making emotional buys, but they can keep their eyes on the numbers, and on what others are feeling.