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  •  I'm sorry, but that's not correct. (3+ / 0-)
    There is a correlation between wealth and intelligence, just as there is a correlation between wealth and beauty.
    This is just not true. Just because a person knows a lot about how to game the economic system, it does not make them smarter than me.

    The Koch brothers have an assload of money, but they support policies (and politicians) that pollute the earth and lead towards global self-destruction and our own extinction.

    Is this smarter? I don't think so.

    There is absolutely no correlation between wealth and intelligence.

    Anyway, here is the ultimate counter-argument:

    GEORGE W. BUSH

    •  What they have is superior confidence which (3+ / 0-)

      comes from always being secure in their decisions.  Their parents money and position made everything they ever did come up smelling good.  Even bad decisions were made to seem right.  They are able to take risks because they are using other people's money and skimming the gravy, THEY are never at risk, they are not more intelligent(in fact, they are often less so because they are never required to do the hard work), they are just more sure of themselves and more able to convince others they are right.  

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