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  •  Wealth Has No Relation to Geography (0+ / 0-)

    therefore it has no relation to emotions based on it.  If the climate for being wealthy deteriorates in one country, the person and his/her wealth are shiftable to a country with a better climate.

    Globalization is the very rich's best friend.  There is no such thing as a "global patriot."

    Wealth exists above country and allegiance to country.  The closest the very rich will ever get to feelings of patriotism is supporting governments of countries that a) Protect property rights; b) Have a system of laws that protect personal gains derived from those rights; and c) Provide stringent patent and copyright protection.

    In short, the patriotism of the wealthy includes only those governmental guarantees that allow them to get wealthier.  They don't give a damn about egalitarianism, income equality, or paying their fair share, which is the kind of patriotic feeling the guest was alluding to.

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    by Limelite on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 04:15:49 AM PST

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