MycroftHolmes: In other words, would our incomes be that different if the US economy had the same amount of capital, but it was just distributed differently?
MonoChango: I would bet that this is the lowest present of any culture in the history of man kind.
MonoChango: It is no wonder as the democrats and more specifically Obama has gained in power the divide between the wealth and poor has widened.
RightToWork: In the United States, it is entirely commonplace for your average middle-class family to have a house with a big yard, multiple cars, air conditioning, and all the latest gadgets like iPhones and gaming consoles for the kids. But because a CEO somewhere is making XX times the median income, our rage should burn with the fire of a thousand suns, and the progressive crusaders would have us scrap the American experiment to become another Europe with high taxes and high regulations. Then we can all enjoy our 3-euro bottled water from our tiny apartments and ride our vespas to work every day, but at least we'll have had the satisfaction of exacting vengeance upon those damn rich people who ran the companies that provided us with our unmatched purchasing power and services.
Amish Tech Support: Every millionaire I have know in my life started out with a large inheritance.I've never personally meet one that started out from humble beginnings. I'mnot sure if that was just a fluke in my social circle.I wish I could see statistics regarding this.
Yogimus: socoloco: And equally good at creating the poor.Our poor is rich.
vpb: Nuc_E: Should I feel bad? Really, should I feel bad? No snark intended.Yes, because the wealthy tend to get that way at the expense of the poor and middle class. mainy by using their influence to pass laws that favor them to the disadvantage of ordinary people.
vpb: Except that their immigration policies are much laxer than ours? Where did you even get that?
RightToWork: We're also better at providing the vast majority of our population with a standard of living and purchasing power unseen in the rest of the world, with the exception of a few tiny homogenous European countries with draconian immigration policies that make them essentially gated communities for wealthy white people.
Carn: way south: The US holds most of the wealth so its not unusual that it creates most of the wealthy people.The problem is that our Pyramid is rather pointy at the top with a massive base at the bottom./but even then, our poor aren't as poor as most other nations poor.Yeah, people even have refrigerators if you can imagine, the leeches. What else do they want? Some food to go in them? HA!
socoloco: And equally good at creating the poor.
way south: The US holds most of the wealth so its not unusual that it creates most of the wealthy people.The problem is that our Pyramid is rather pointy at the top with a massive base at the bottom./but even then, our poor aren't as poor as most other nations poor.
Valiente: Not all pyramids are pointy at the top.
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