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  1. #1 The Rich Aren’t Like You and Me…They’re worse. 
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    The Rich Aren’t Like You and Me…
    …They’re worse. Or at least that’s what a lot of people think. Until, of course, their own ship comes in

    What is it about money? We envy it, some of us kill for it, we look down our noses at it, some of us won’t have anything to do with it, and yet its place in the cultural consciousness is assured. Money, that is, can’t be overlooked, pro or con.

    Freud, who had his own complex relationship with money,cultivating some patients solely in the hope of their *endowing his psychoanalytic endeavor, thought that wealth could never bring happiness because it didn’t answer an infantile wish—that its roots lay later on in human development.

    Still, while blithely equating money with feces in the unconscious, he himself was not immune to its power: “My mood also depends very strongly on my earnings,” he wrote to a colleague. “Money is laughing gas for me.”

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    let me post a thought-provoking response from Sports Illustrated with some groundbraking commentary by Maxim
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    let me post a thought-provoking response from Sports Illustrated with some groundbraking commentary by Maxim
    Do not besmirch Maxim.
    Progressivism is a bottomless pit of absurdity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    let me post a thought-provoking response from Sports Illustrated with some groundbraking commentary by Maxim
    It would be a welcome change from your usual drivel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Do not besmirch Maxim.
    That's right. Softcore porn is every man's right.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    That's right. Softcore porn is every man's right.
    I take it you don't read the magazine.
    Progressivism is a bottomless pit of absurdity.
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    The problem with the rich is that they are exactly like everybody else. They are just as indifferent, just as greedy, just as criminal, just as lazy, and just as vindictive. They are also just as generous, just as involved, just as law-abiding, just as hard-working, and just as forgiving. They express those characteristics just like everybody else does, that is to say, to the limits of their personal resources.

    Money doesn't change anybody for the worse or for the better but it's often easier to see character when money expands the scope of operations.
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    This is why it's important that we do not personalize problems of class conflict. We cannot say "rich people are bad let's get them", because it's not the people who are the problem, it's the system which they are embedded in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I take it you don't read the magazine.
    not since I finished puberty no.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The problem with the rich is that they are exactly like everybody else. They are just as indifferent, just as greedy, just as criminal, just as lazy, and just as vindictive. They are also just as generous, just as involved, just as law-abiding, just as hard-working, and just as forgiving. They express those characteristics just like everybody else does, that is to say, to the limits of their personal resources.

    Money doesn't change anybody for the worse or for the better but it's often easier to see character when money expands the scope of operations.

    I know I would be a much more generous person if I was rich.
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