Monday, 2 May 2011

Getting rich at the expense of others

"The love of money is a root for all kinds of evil" - Jesus.
"I wanna be a billionaire, so frickin' bad" - Travie Mccoy.

See a problem? It's not just that, though. Getting rich, quickly or slowly, is a zero sum game. That is, if you get richer, someone else has, as a direct result, become poorer. So part of what you're saying if you want to be richer is that you want everyone else to be poorer. Any way you look at it, that's just mean.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I wish I could link to "Chase The Dollar" by Gerald here.
PPS - Both because it would help make my point, and because I like the song.

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