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  •  Where are the Good People with Money? (8+ / 0-)

    It seems that all the real money is controlled by bastards.

    Rich, powerful, greedy, white, short-haired, Gucci-wearing, responsible adult bastards.

    Where are rich, powerful people who don't want to be evil?

    Spray tons of carcinogens into the ocean to hide petroleum spewed from a hastily-drilled hole from a greedy corporation, but don't smoke pot.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 03:33:37 AM PDT

    •  I dunno. (1+ / 0-)
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      I was wondering this the other day, eh.

    •  The only way to serious wealth, by and large... (4+ / 0-) by doing things that are morally repugnant.  Even Soros, who chooses to be a progressive, got wealthy is repugnant ways.

      The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

      by Rich in PA on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 04:28:22 AM PDT

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      •  More clean than many. (2+ / 0-)
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        fumie, KenBee

        I'm not sure about his earlier career, but his big score was betting against the Pound when the British Government was pursuing some risky policies.  Other than the pain for British citizens, I'm not sure what awful about that.

        Bill Gates got rich by abusing monopoly power, convicted of it by the DOJ, yet he remains free, kept all of his money, and Microsoft still exists.

        -7.75 -4.67

        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 07:18:29 AM PDT

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    •  self interest is what we are seeing in action (4+ / 0-)
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      with all the corporate money being thrown into the campaigns.  

      More difficult to find that motivation to expend money for something that might actually harm their bottom line this quarter although it might profit the future of the world.

      Government is our only chance to circumvent them...via regulation etc...but it is getting increasingly difficult as they are now owning more & more of our legislators and Supreme court.

      "I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong." Richard Feynman

      by leema on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 05:44:17 AM PDT

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