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(CNBC)   For those of you who still can't pay your rent because of the pandemic, there is someone who rented a house in the Hamptons for $2 million for the summer. Something about supply and demand   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 3:28:59 PM  
"$2 million for the summer"

Not $2 million per month for the summer; this is apparently for all 3 months of the season.

The monthly rent is actually $666,666.666...

I wonder who rented it?

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2021-04-22 4:46:42 PM  
I've stayed at a lot of Hampton Inns but they NEVER cost me that much.
 
2021-04-22 4:48:40 PM  
There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?
 
2021-04-22 4:48:54 PM  
Supply and demand.  How does it work?
 
2021-04-22 4:51:16 PM  
And this is why you're supposed to tax the rich otherwise they waste money on stupid shiat
 
2021-04-22 4:51:29 PM  
Good for them.

I'd send the spouse and kids away for a couple of months a year for some peace and quiet if I could too.
 
2021-04-22 4:55:06 PM  

Dr.Fey: "$2 million for the summer"

Not $2 million per month for the summer; this is apparently for all 3 months of the season.

The monthly rent is actually $666,666.666...

I wonder who rented it?

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2021-04-22 4:59:11 PM  
Yeah if that person can pay their rent then you should certainly be able to.
 
2021-04-22 4:59:35 PM  
Dr.Fey: Iwonder who rented it?

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2021-04-22 4:59:47 PM  

Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?


Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable.

The fall will be unprecedented in human history.
 
2021-04-22 5:01:35 PM  
Honestly, I would rather see rich people exchange money between themselves than hold on to it. At least that way we can tax the transaction.
 
2021-04-22 5:02:18 PM  
What a bunch of nouveau riche.  The real elite have had compounds in the Hamptons, or on Martha's Vineyard, or Cape Cod for at least 5 generations.
 
2021-04-22 5:02:39 PM  

Algebrat: Honestly, I would rather see rich people exchange money between themselves than hold on to it. At least that way we can tax the transaction.


Yeah that doesn't happen to rich people dude
 
2021-04-22 5:04:54 PM  
Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?
 
2021-04-22 5:06:43 PM  

abhorrent1: Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?


Close enough to Manhattan that you can get back to the office in a hurry if you need to.

Otherwise, it's just a positional good.  It's fashionable because it's always been fashionable, and it stays fashionable because it's expensive and exclusive.
 
2021-04-22 5:16:40 PM  

abhorrent1: Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?


Boobs, lobsters, and shrinkage.  And ugly babies.
 
2021-04-22 5:19:51 PM  
The super rich have done an amazing job making the poor hate themselves.

We have a tiny handful of sociopaths who worship money and for some reason the rest of us have been made to feel that if we dont also then theres something wrong with us.

And we vastly outnumber them. And own most of the guns.
 
2021-04-22 5:20:21 PM  

Abox: abhorrent1: Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?

Boobs, lobsters, and shrinkage.  And ugly babies.


YO YO MA.
 
2021-04-22 5:22:03 PM  

Loucifer: Dr.Fey: Iwonder who rented it?

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2021-04-22 5:25:47 PM  
indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.
 
2021-04-22 5:27:08 PM  

pmdgrwr: Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?


You sound like a total psycho.
 
2021-04-22 5:29:28 PM  

abhorrent1: Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?


It's popular simply because you (the little people) can't live there and you never will. That's about it. The beaches are the same beaches as Montauk State Park. 

It's a club for those who are in the club and membership is basically invite only - like owning an NFL franchise. Not even Trump was able to get in that club.
 
2021-04-22 5:30:04 PM  

pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.


Sometimes people need a swift, sharp kick in the shins.
This is your time.
 
2021-04-22 5:30:13 PM  

abhorrent1: Never been to the Hamptons. What is there that's so desirable? Is it the beach? Are there good restaurants? Is it just dick wagging? What's there that makes it worth $2M for a few months?


Exclusivity, basically.

It's a bunch of rich knobs that only want to be around other rich knobs so they can feel like rich knobs.
 
2021-04-22 5:32:33 PM  

pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.


Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?
 
2021-04-22 5:39:51 PM  

browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?


No, Bezos built a company the investing public has valued at over $2 trillion. Bezos owns approximately 10% of that company. His company is worth 200x what $10b company is worth who's owner has the same ownership in.

Wealth != how hard you work. Wealth = how much other people value what you invested in.

I made a couple million in bitcoin. Not because I'm smart. Not because I'm better than someone else, but because the few thousand that I bet on it was valued by OTHER people to be worth seven figures.

Owners of Acura Integra Type-Rs have a similar story. The $25k they spent in the late-90s on a car is now worth over $100k because someone else is willing to spend that amount of money to gain ownership over that particular car.

That car is objectively worse than a high end Mercedes, but it commands the investment of a high end Mercedes to gain ownership over it.
 
2021-04-22 5:42:22 PM  
Families that fled to the Hamptons during the early days of the Covid pandemic are staying on, preferring to commute to New York only as needed.

Seems to me that I recall something similar happening in the distant past where a disease called the Black Plague drove the wealthy out of the cities to their hundred acre farms to wait it out, leaving the peons behind to rot.

One good thing that came out of that, is that when it was all over, skilled labor was hard to find. They couldn't even get their gold forks replaced. Plus medical care had taken a big hit also.

Too much disposable income. However, the few skilled tradesmen who were left discovered that they could charge nearly whatever they wanted for their work. Inflation boomed.
 
2021-04-22 5:49:13 PM  

browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?


Wait, you think all things are equal? They are not. Yes Bezo's does work 200% harder, that is why he is worth 100's of billions more. Are you 5 years old?
 
2021-04-22 5:59:33 PM  

Wanderlusting: browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?

No, Bezos built a company the investing public has valued at over $2 trillion. Bezos owns approximately 10% of that company. His company is worth 200x what $10b company is worth who's owner has the same ownership in.

Wealth != how hard ...


Millionaresplaining
 
2021-04-22 6:01:00 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: Dr.Fey: "$2 million for the summer"

Not $2 million per month for the summer; this is apparently for all 3 months of the season.

The monthly rent is actually $666,666.666...

I wonder who rented it?

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Honey! The rats are back in the rental. Call the exterminator.
 
2021-04-22 6:02:57 PM  

Wanderlusting: Wealth != how hard you work. Wealth = how much other people value what you invested in racism.


This is the farkiverse sir, remember what it all is.
 
2021-04-22 6:07:42 PM  

will.i.ain't: Millionaresplaining


Best way to make the millionaires and billionaires poor? Stop using the shiat they sell. If everyone decided to go to their local store and self-host their own websites instead of Amazon, Jeff Bezos would be broke. 

The upside is that you'd likely have to bring in a local website consultant and hire a local system administrator to oversee your website, so you've just become a job creator versus giving your money to AWS to host your website.

The downside is if a tree happens to fall on the power lines outside your place of business, your website might go down for a little while. But, it is a choice.
 
2021-04-22 6:11:05 PM  
Subby's never done any time in So Fla I see. Stupid money down there.
 
2021-04-22 6:20:10 PM  

i_dig_chicks: Subby's never done any time in So Fla I see. Stupid money down there.


This link was about a house in the Hamptons that rented for $2 million for the summer. Had it been a South Florida house, there would be a Florida tag and similar amazement that someone would rent a place for $2 million for the summer. This really isn't a competition.
 
2021-04-22 6:23:52 PM  
Those with money to burn seldom have trouble finding a match to light it on fire.
 
2021-04-22 6:33:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Those with money to burn seldom have trouble finding a match to light it on fire.


I mean, for a once in a lifetime experience, $17k actually sounds pretty reasonable. That's only what two tickets in first class to Beijing from JFK costs - or the price of a used Honda Civic.
 
2021-04-22 6:50:09 PM  

Wanderlusting: browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?

No, Bezos built a company the investing public has valued at over $2 trillion. Bezos owns approximately 10% of that company. His company is worth 200x what $10b company is worth who's owner has the same ownership in.

Wealth != how hard you work. Wealth = how much other people value what you invested in.

I made a couple million in bitcoin. Not because I'm smart. Not because I'm better than someone else, but because the few thousand that I bet on it was valued by OTHER people to be worth seven figures.

Owners of Acura Integra Type-Rs have a similar story. The $25k they spent in the late-90s on a car is now worth over $100k because someone else is willing to spend that amount of money to gain ownership over that particular car.

That car is objectively worse than a high end Mercedes, but it commands the investment of a high end Mercedes to gain ownership over it.


After a certain point wealth is not an indication of hard work, but more of a snowball effect.  Bezos worked a hell of a lot harder for his first million than his most recent billion.
 
2021-04-22 6:51:21 PM  

Wanderlusting: will.i.ain't: Millionaresplaining

Best way to make the millionaires and billionaires poor? Stop using the shiat they sell. If everyone decided to go to their local store and self-host their own websites instead of Amazon, Jeff Bezos would be broke. Wouldn't that just create other millionaires and billionaires down the road? That is how walmart started and many other companies. You would still complain about them too.

 
2021-04-22 6:54:09 PM  

dothemath: The super rich have done an amazing job making the poor hate themselves.

We have a tiny handful of sociopaths who worship money and for some reason the rest of us have been made to feel that if we dont also then theres something wrong with us.

And we vastly outnumber them. And own most of the guns.


They didn't make the poor hate themselves, they gave the poor the mistaken idea that if only they work hard enough they too can become one of the rich.

/see also people who think a billionaire actually works 200x harder than anyone else
 
2021-04-22 6:55:17 PM  

Wanderlusting: fragMasterFlash: Those with money to burn seldom have trouble finding a match to light it on fire.

I mean, for a once in a lifetime experience, $17k actually sounds pretty reasonable. That's only what two tickets in first class to Beijing from JFK costs - or the price of a used Honda Civic.


That is the monthly rent and that space is only available on a long term lease. Good luck subletting it after having your 1 month of fun.
 
2021-04-22 7:04:11 PM  

browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?


Or...

The Kardashians are smarter and work harder than any of us poor bastards.  They deserve their wealth, we deserve lectures to encourage us to just try harder.
 
2021-04-22 7:05:02 PM  

pmdgrwr: Wouldn't that just create other millionaires and billionaires down the road? That is how walmart started and many other companies. You would still complain about them too.


Probably. The entire essence of private enterprise is finding solutions to problems other people have. Uber is only around because hailing a cab anywhere outside of a large city required calling a cab, waiting an hour (or longer), getting the cab, and then paying in cash.

The idea of people using their own cars as unregulated cab service wasn't new. Jewish and Chinese communities have had their own car services for decades that were outside the purview of the medallion racket.
 
2021-04-22 7:06:14 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Or...

The Kardashians are smarter and work harder than any of us poor bastards.  They deserve their wealth, we deserve lectures to encourage us to just try harder.


People willingly pay large amounts of money for the idiocy the Kardashians sell. Again, if people stopped consuming their product, they would stop having incomes to support that wealth.
 
2021-04-22 7:12:20 PM  

Wanderlusting: Kraftwerk Orange: Or...

The Kardashians are smarter and work harder than any of us poor bastards.  They deserve their wealth, we deserve lectures to encourage us to just try harder.

People willingly pay large amounts of money for the idiocy the Kardashians sell. Again, if people stopped consuming their product, they would stop having incomes to support that wealth.


At least the Kardashian kids are building their own brands, not just squatting on the family money.

I sincerely doubt that Sam Walton's grandkids worked that hard for their wealth.
 
2021-04-22 7:28:31 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: browntimmy: pmdgrwr: indy_kid: Somaticasual: There are always going to be those, who by virtue of their birth or their labor, have more. Why waste life comparing yourself?

Just flipped through the latest Forbes magazine. A new billionaire was added every 17 hours last year. Bezos and Musk saw their fortunes double.  Both operate sucessful businesses and they worked at i too. They both deserve their worth. So did the other new billionaires.

In that same time, how many tens, or hundreds, of thousands fell into poverty they're unlikely to climb out of? How many in the US saw their hard-earned net worth wiped out by a virus that put them in the hospital for a month, with complications that will linger for months or years? If they fell into poverty why can't they climb out? Does someone who lost their life savings to cancer deserve anymore than those who lost it to being sick with covid? Who else shall we make whole and for what cause?

It's not comparisons, but recognizing that such disparity - not just of wealth but of all the things that contribute to wealth - is not ethical, moral, or sustainable. Yes it is sustainable and there is more room for others to join the club of having wealth. This disaprity you speak of, who are they? Are skilled?educated workers somehow losing out or  is it the no or low skilled worker that was affected by businesses being forced to shut down?

The fall will be unprecedented in human history. No it won't, Those without skills need marketable skills, people either have the drive to succeed or they don't. If you don't it is your fault only.

Using dumb-dumb logic, Bezos (worth $200 billion) works approximately 200 times harder than just a regular billionaire. Why are regular billionaires so dumb and lazy?

Or...

The Kardashians are smarter and work harder than any of us poor bastards.  They deserve their wealth, we deserve lectures to encourage us to just try harder.


They deserve their wealth, someone offered them money to produce a product based on their likeness. They produced their product according to contractual obligations, they were paid for it. So yes they deserve their wealth and yes try harder and stop comparing yourself to the Kardashians.
 
2021-04-22 7:37:28 PM  

waxbeans: And this is why you're supposed to tax the rich otherwise they waste money on stupid shiat


No, you tax them because they will STILL have enough to waste on stupid shiat. Their lifestyle won't change at all. They can still put discretionary spending back into the economy, while the taxes can pay for infrastructure or reducing the debt.
 
2021-04-22 8:39:23 PM  
The house next to my parents rents out for $2,400 a night and it is has been rented out every day for almost a year. It started at $1,700 but they got so booked they just kept raising the price.
The place is actually very small, large living room and two very small bedrooms, don't let the pictures fool you.
https://homesteadmodern.com/black-des​e​rt-house

This person who rented did not park properly.

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2021-04-22 8:43:41 PM  
I just want to hear what the "all landlords are evil leaches" crowd from the other thread has to say about this.
 
2021-04-22 8:57:31 PM  
Farked if I get why they want that location, other than to say they can afford it. It's nice enough, but did you really buy/rent out there just to stay cooped up in one spot?

Because the towns out there are all crammed all summer long with sweaty city asshats, tourists, college students and cugines. It's farking awful.

Take that giant sack of money and buy a nice place upstate around Millbrook. You get way more land and a sweet old house that hasn't been deliadeetzed by some hedge fund douche.
 
2021-04-22 9:01:26 PM  
The problem with modern day guillotining is the people who would revolt still have generally decent lives compared to the guillotine revolution eras. We have a baseline of creature comforts and necessities where violence is not palatable since the alternative ain't too bad. The bottom would need to drop out of that, which if it did, would ultimately affect the rich too.
 
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