Comments on: Sometimes ‘poor little rich kids’ really are poor little rich kids http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: otakucode http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126942 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:32:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126942 navyseal3341: Competition increases our way of life? It certainly seems like that would make sense. Unfortunately, multitudes of studies performed in all walks of life (from studies of children interacting, to many many studies of industrial productivity) have repeatedly shown that competition is destructive to productivity, and especially far inferior to cooperation. Be careful trusting your intuition. It evolved only to handle living in a small nomadic tribe on the African savannah tens of thousands of years ago. It is more dangerous than useful in modern life.

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By: ShanaSmiles http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126816 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:05:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126816 If they would just have to face the same consequences as the rest of us plebes, and not be able to buy their way out of every scrape from traffic tickets to murder, they might have some respect for themselves, others, and rules. However, people like you will continue to make excuses for them, find someone or something to blame for their horrendously undisciplined actions, and the rest of us will continue to suffer from their uncivilized choices. They don’t strive to be the best, they pay smart kids to take their tests for them. They apply to colleges on legacy. They pay for their status, they don’t strive to achieve anything. I have taught at university for over a decade and even if the rich kids are caught on camera cheating, they get a pass when daddy writes a check. Save your tears for the really talented kids who don’t get a chance because rich kids like Mr couch killed them before their talents could be realized.

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By: VSWilsonCanessa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126815 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:25:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126815 I have always believed opportunity (impunity) more than need (poverty) was the more powerful driver behind crime; with numerous additional behavior factors (rage, impotence, and basic sociopathies) sufficent to confuse the casual observer and political sound bite.

Teaching morality and ethics does not appear to be something we are doing well. While establishing values and moral foundations is primarily a family problem; I am hard pressed to believe that we can’t introduce that into our school curriculums in a manner that does not threaten Freedom of Religion. Ours is a society built on Judeo Christianic principles, which are even shared in many regards by Islam.

What would be wrong with stressing the importance of these values to our children during their education? While a return to the legend of George Washington and the cherry tree may seem “kitchy”; there was a valuable life lesson there. What is wrong with teaching in the school systems that a reputation is a valuable asset that can be ruined by bad behavior? Etc.

Happy New Year to all.

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By: JaylikeBirdz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126814 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 14:54:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126814 I must concur with the majority of posters here– to hell with the useless affluent obedient suck-up cannon fodder. Grow a pair and be a good human being, or don’t. We don’t care if you all die.

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126813 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 14:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126813 Now “mommy dearest” is complaining about her cell in jail in Texas! Is she just another who was raised to be what we used to call a “spoiled brat”?
That appellation applies to these “poor little rich kids” in many instances. Too much money, too much freedom, too many parents, teachers, others – up to and including judges and law enforcement – who are willing to give these kids a “break” that they do not deserve.

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By: skeptic59 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126796 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:15:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126796 In response one of Solidar’s comments:

A new infographic from All Finance Tax highlights the richest people in the world.

Most interestingly, the majority of billionaires – think Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison, to start – are self-made, while a minority inherited the whole of their wealth.

If you are going to make comments like – “Oh wait. He inherited the money. Just like MOST rich people.” – then you should probably check your “facts” before posting.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126759 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:31:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126759 He must have some skills and common sense, or he would not have money.

Oh wait. He inherited the money. Just like MOST rich people.

Anyone who still thinks that the wealthy in America represent some bright, ambitious class of movers and innovators…. time to turn off the AM radio for a day or two.

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By: mymom51 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126726 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:17:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126726 I don’t think prison is the answer of any troubled youth. While affluenza may affect a small percentage of affluent youth, the problems of poverty and neglect affects a percentage of the rest of the country’s youth and there are more of them. It is time to invest in all our youth equally. Problem should not b e overlooked in grad school as non of these kids are perfect until the become teens there are signs way before then.

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By: No_apartheid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126714 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:56:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126714 @brotherkenny4, spot on!!!!!

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By: No_apartheid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/05/sometimes-poor-little-rich-kids-really-are-poor-little-rich-kids/#comment-1126713 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:55:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45550#comment-1126713 We really are the only country DUMB enough to care for spoiled little rich kids.

Send Mr. Affluenza to jail, and trust me, his attitude will change.

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