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  • Are There Any Incredibly Rich People Fighting FIRE?

    I was just curious as to whether there are any incredibly rich (ultra-millionaires or billionaires) that are actively trying to counter FIRE out there. People in positions of great power that are not entrenched in the system and are actively fighting it.

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    Re: Are There Any Incredibly Rich People Fighting FIRE?

    Originally posted by BadJuju View Post
    I was just curious as to whether there are any incredibly rich (ultra-millionaires or billionaires) that are actively trying to counter FIRE out there. People in positions of great power that are not entrenched in the system and are actively fighting it.
    I believe EJ has mentioned that there are at least 2 billionaires on itulip. Of course, EJ is not exactly poor!

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      Re: Are There Any Incredibly Rich People Fighting FIRE?

      That's wild. Relative to other Americans, I am rather poor. It is crazy to think about how I am interacting with all of you wealthy ol' farts.

      I am mainly curious because all I ever really see is evidence of collusion from people with extreme amounts of wealth. I am interested in seeing the other side of the coin for once. And what they are potentially doing to stave the problems that we collectively face.

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        Re: Are There Any Incredibly Rich People Fighting FIRE?

        "..all of you wealthy ol' farts...."

        well... one outa 2 aint bad.... ;)

        i draw a distinction between those who either inherited their fortunes, or aquired them thru politically-connected/crony-capitalist means and those that were able to amass wealth through their own inventiveness/ingenuity/industrious pursuit (vs ruthless/reckless and ne-FIRE-rious criminal behavior or activity)

        the first is reason enuf for 'confiscatory' rates of taxation on inheritence... (else within a few gens a few families would own EVERYTHING - while of course some kind of max limit on this is reasonable, but certainly not ALL exempt)

        and the second is why - or so i thot - we have a dept of 'justice' (which during this current term has been as useful as tits on a bull...)

        but make no mistake, 'the rich' - at least the ones who arent power-hungry, manipulative pricks - arent all bad - some of them actually do give back most of what they made to society, in some way or another.

        and if they were/are able to amass a fortune - while doing the right thing - for their fellow earthling - then more power to em.

        so i dont begrudge em.... well... maybe some i do.
        esp them that decide they know better than us mere mortal workin stiffs - on how we should act/vote, what kind of car we should be driving, what we should be eating or where/how/what kind of house we ought to live in.

        just one kinda ol' fart's .02
        Last edited by lektrode; 07-25-12, 05:40 PM.

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