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(CNN)   Short-term thinking, personal irresponsibility, cynicism about playing by the rules, an aversion to socially productive labor - this is why poor people are poor. Wait, scratch that, that's why rich people are rich   (cnn.com) divider line 16
    More: Ironic, Thomas Piketty, national income, selfishness, income inequality, productive labour, poverty, wealths, inner-city  
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2014-04-09 07:14:29 PM  
3 votes:

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I've had the benefit of working with a number of very wealthy (enough to own multiple airplanes and rarely go into the office) people, most of which started from rather humble beginnings.  I'd say the headline is pretty accurate from my personal experience.

While many are workaholics, not all of them were.  The overwhelming trend I've seen was not caring about what the law was, if they thought they wouldn't get caught, or that the punishment was small enough (at least the first few times you were caught) to not care about it.  Also quite a few of them really enjoyed manipulating people for their amusement.


"The usual bet?"
"Sounds good, Mortimer"
2014-04-09 08:37:15 PM  
2 votes:

EngineerAU: RanDomino: To drive it home, David Graeber: Caring too much- That's the curse of the working classes.

That explains why when I worked at grocery stores, it was always the stores in the poor neighborhoods that raised the most for donations for charity over the stores in rich neighborhoods.


True. When we road-blocked for charities, it was the poorest that gave the most.

/ashtray change is the dirtiest stuff ever.

Favorite road-block story: three times in one day a wealthy lady and her daughter in a new Mercedes went through our road-block collecting for leukemia. The third time, she finally said "we do all of our donations by check."
My fraternity brother did not skip a beat and responded: "we take checks.....if you have I.D."
She laughed and donated.
2014-04-09 06:38:45 PM  
2 votes:
After all this talk, I'm going to be really disappointed if I don't get to see a beheading.
2014-04-10 08:29:36 AM  
1 votes:

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Do the mods that greenlight threads work in a blue room or something?

This site is farther to the left than Rachel Maddows dick.


You've figured out the mods' darkest secret!  Stay where you are, the gay Muslim abortionist hit squad is on its way to force you to gay marry a turtle and give all your money to homeless people.  Don't fight them and it will all be over quickly.
2014-04-09 10:23:55 PM  
1 votes:

wesmon: Where are all these immoral actions against the rich happening? I haven't seen any.

I see a whole lot of actions by the rich against the poor, but nothing from the other side.

Maybe what we need is for the poor majority to join together and fight back instead of buying that extra lottery ticket and dreaming of becoming rich.


Ever hear of EBT fraud?   Don't worry though...we're approaching the tipping point where the takers will outnumber the producers....that's when we will officially run out of "other people's money"
2014-04-09 09:41:18 PM  
1 votes:

shift_DAWG: MisterTweak: It's not a guarantee, but it's like buying a lotto ticket when there's only one number left to draw.

"Being born on third base, and thinking he hit a triple."


Or in the case of the Waltons, being born on home plate for the World Series winning run, then proceeding to urinate on the rest of the team, the opposing team, the coaches, the media, and the fans.
2014-04-09 09:32:51 PM  
1 votes:

MayoSlather: After all this talk, I'm going to be really disappointed if I don't get to see a beheading.


I hear your tears go well with Chateau Rothschild.
2014-04-09 08:59:55 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-09 08:32:03 PM  
1 votes:

Kit Fister: Ambivalence: cman: sithon: So basically sociopaths

How did you come by that diagnosis Doctor Sithon? Did you just pull it out of your ass?

Hit a little close did it?

a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

Hmmm...Generally hate social gatherings and being around other people because they're annoying? Check. Not give a shiat that douchebag humans get hurt? Check. Generally not give a fark about people I have no control over or real way to help? Check.

What do I win?


You should probably consider a career in politics but otherwise, nothing.
2014-04-09 07:58:46 PM  
1 votes:
You want to understand the situation?

The Pinata Theory
2014-04-09 07:42:16 PM  
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: cman: Ambivalence: cman: sithon: So basically sociopaths

How did you come by that diagnosis Doctor Sithon? Did you just pull it out of your ass?

Hit a little close did it?

No I just felt like being a wiseass

Would there be any credibility to a diagnoses that was pulled out of your ass if your ass were truly wise?


Cancer.
2014-04-09 07:27:34 PM  
1 votes:
Hmmm. I should be a freaking billionaire then
2014-04-09 07:13:26 PM  
1 votes:
better to be a wiseass, instead of a dumbass.
2014-04-09 06:45:54 PM  
1 votes:

sithon: So basically sociopaths


How did you come by that diagnosis Doctor Sithon? Did you just pull it out of your ass?
2014-04-09 06:37:23 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Most of the really rich people I know were born into it. There are exceptions of course. But I've never met a rich person who thinks he is or will admit that he's rich. Then I don't know any rappers.


It's not a guarantee, but it's like buying a lotto ticket when there's only one number left to draw.
2014-04-09 06:24:36 PM  
1 votes:
Most of the really rich people I know were born into it. There are exceptions of course. But I've never met a rich person who thinks he is or will admit that he's rich. Then I don't know any rappers.
 
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