Comments on: The billionaires next door http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: free backlinks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-106560 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:13:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-106560 I loved your article.Really thank you! Really Great.

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By: ludwig44 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-64407 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 02:47:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-64407 One American is worth more than four non-Americans? Really? Do you have a formula re this?

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By: 1bar1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-64372 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:16:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-64372 “I can hire half the working class to kill the other half.”
Jay Gould, Robber Baron

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By: haracters http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-64366 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:48:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-64366 I wonder what Ms. Freeland’s salary is. I hazard a bit more than the average in the developed world, and a lot more than the $2.50 (or less!) a day that half the world tries to subsist on. No doubt she knows all about the rest of us.

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By: circulo110 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-64215 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:59:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-64215 Wow, Romny. That sure is an articulate response.

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By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-63550 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:14:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-63550 It’s time to admit that the America Class War is long over. The plutocracy is firmly emplanted and the pee-ons should just accept their fate.

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By: jambrytay http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-63549 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:06:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-63549 We wring our hands at the ‘sorry shape’ of the middle class, but the hand-wringing isn’t supported by facts.

Based on a 40+ year study of household income data from the US Census, the losses in numbers of middle class households has been offset by an increase in the number of upper income households (the number of lower income households has held constant).

Middle class households are becoming upper income households. This is a problem?

http://unrepentantcapitalist.blogspot.co m/2010/08/act-one.html

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By: hariknaidu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-63481 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:16:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-63481 Plutocracy in US is an economic phenomenon. Only in US can such socio-economic divide between rich and poor exist because of socalled *American Exceptionalism*.

What does thgat mean?

It means that unlike in EU, the social economic model is screwed in favour of the rich, and there is little or no fiscal policy baseline to normatively effect progressive redistribution, as economy grows.

Socio-economic divisions eventually lead to social-political conflict between individuals, nations, and business.

We’ve seen it throughtout recent European history – which led to wars between states and eventual creation under Rome Treaty present day EU.

There is a built-in conflict between the *social market economy* of EU post-industrial model compared to winner -take – it – all American plutocracy.

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By: Tannehof http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-63470 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:51:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-63470 There is ONE BIG FLAW of the argumentation
of which the super rich are very well aware
but the 99% appear not yet to have realized
… in EARNEST …
The Superrich are not even 1 % they are may be 0.01 %
of all … THAT makes their riches VULNERABLE …
as it would be a PIECE of CAKE
to EQUALIZE the EQUITATION

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By: satori23 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/15/the-billionaires-next-door/#comment-63419 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:31:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14597#comment-63419 I’ll be brief. We see these developments in cycles. With regards to lessons throughout our history the title of your book should be:

‘Demise of the plutocrats and rise of everyone else’.

This cycle will end soon.

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