Who are the Rich?

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  1. Toro
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    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/09/the_forbes_400_as_a_lesson_in.html
     
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    What are you a corporate hack? Anyone who lives in the real world knows this is pure irrelevant BS.

    The US Economy Since 1980 By Seth Sandronsky

    "What makes the U.S. so unlike other rich nations? There is no single answer. At the top of a list is the power of the business class to shape policy-making and the lives of the nation's populace. In The United States Since 1980, economist Dean Baker focuses on the policies that have set the country on a business-friendly path. There have been far-reaching effects.

    "For most of the population of the United States, the quarter century from 1980 to 2005 was an era in which they became far less secure economically, and the decrease in security affected their lives and political attitudes," he writes. "It is important to note that this decrease was the result of conscious policy, not the accidental workings of the market.""


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    http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts06252007.html
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    Wow, the Sacramento Area Peace Action.

    I defer to your and their superior intellectual firepower about everything.
     
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    Toro, glad to hear that, hopefully it won't be too tough on you learning a little bit about the real world.
     
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    I'm afraid you are the one who has no clue about the 'real world'. There is no BS in what Toro posted. You can't beleive him because it would turn you notion of reality on its ear.

    Think of what it would mean if those that are wealthy did it through hard work and adversity. It would eliminate excuses for poor to be poor. They couldn't complain that their not wealthy because they didn't have a rich parent. Or because they didn't know the right people.

    What he posted is a fact. The vast majority of wealthy people are so because they put in the effort. That's why it doesn't jive with your reality because many members of the 'unwealthy' would have few to blame but themselves.
     

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