Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
MD wrote:Episode five we transition into noblesse oblige! lol
yeah... this is just a kid with a camera... no support/editing team behind him (NOT!)
n this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Jamie Johnson examines the gap that exists between America's poor and the 1 percent of the population that controls half the country's wealth. Johnson, himself an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, interviews Milton Friedman, Bill Gates Sr., Steve Forbes and other wealthy men, revealing the enormous social and political effect financial disparity has on America's current state.
MD wrote:Oh and of course the closing episode focuses on the sentimental/moral message. wow... what a crock of s***! (just my cynicism expressing itself)
MD wrote:Very few people that have inherited wealth deserve to manage their estates. Exposure and prep school education are not enough. The innate abilities that are required to effectively steer capital ships are not genetically inherited, and training is a poor substitute.
americandream wrote:MD wrote:I can't claim to have had much interaction with the "super rich", but in my life I have had enough interaction with the moderately rich to reach a conclusion:
Very few people that have inherited wealth deserve to manage their estates. Exposure and prep school education are not enough. The innate abilities that are required to effectively steer capital ships are not genetically inherited, and training is a poor substitute.
Try telling them that and they'ld probably tell you to sod of, go get a job, stop being a commie and probably sic the local bobby on you.
MD wrote:Probably so, assuming I became a real threat.
Nevertheless we are left with a real conundrum, dichotomy, catch-22... what are we to do? Shooting for egalitarian equality has proven to be a fools errand. Do we shoot for the borg collective instead? Shall the computers use genetic analysis to decide who shall lead? That matrix-like reality looks equally frightening. Humanity is such a sorry lot.
bah...I'm rambling. It's time for my morning bike ride. cya
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