How many types of wealthy are there?

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    I've been thinking about wealth. It seems that in order to be wealthy you either have to:

    1) Work hard for it
    2) Recieve it someway that doesn't involve work.

    Have I missed any others? And which type of wealth should we be encouraging?
     
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    I've known a few wealthy people who earned top salaries because they were in the right place at the right time working for an existing company that was already successful and so it didn't notice that these were really not the brightest bulbs in the room. As long as they shuffled the paper the same way it had always been, they would snap their empty Bosca briefcases shut every night and pretend they were working very, very hard.

    There are business men and women who climb to the top by knowingly selling bad products or bogus services, by manipulating customers or clients into taking unnecessary risks in investments.

    There are a slew of ways people make lots of money legally, but morally reprehensible. Bankers, lawyers, insurance salesmen, car dealers, home builders, to name a few.
     
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    This sounds just like Capital Hill, Maggie.
     
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    1- The old fashioned way: work hard and earn it or inherited it.

    2- New fashioned way: Don't work hard and let the government provide you your wealth.
     
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    I've got a decent wife and 4 smart healthy happy kids.

    I'm the wealthiest mutherfucka in the world. :thup:
     
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    Who cares?

    Designing public policy based on pea green envy over the few lucky people who won the gene pool lottery ends up destroying opportunities for those in the first category. I really don't care how someone got their wealth as long as it wasn't by force or fraud.

    Being born to rich parents is neither force nor fraud.
     
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    And that is a kind of wealth most people cannot grasp.

    There is prostitution which maybe more fun than working, or maybe fun jobs. Having a job you like to show up to each day, is not really work to that person.

    Having other people's money working for you is not work, and stealing workers wages and benefits is not work either.
     
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    I on the other hand see the stock market as a means to rape workers wages and benefits without working.
     
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    I think the question is WHAT is wealthy?..a question I have asked here several times and received one answer,$ 500.000. Does it matter how they got it?
     
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    3)screw your way to the top
    (rich girls ride in chevy's, poor girls ride in Ford's, Maggie rides the bedsprings to pay her room and board)
     

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