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  •  Even if we don't directly have investments, (1+ / 0-)
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    ... many of us are participants in the market. Even if we're relegated to the numbers you give for the 1%, some of the rest is us.

    I don't resent "the rich" for having more than I have.

    Some of them - too darn many, perhaps - are malefactors of great wealth. Yes, because of what the wealthy have, they get attention and heft that by their works alone, they might not otherwise deserve. Beyond doubt, there is a maldistribution of wealth in the country that has not been the case to this extreme in many decades. America is not working well enough for significant numbers of her citizens.

    But none of that makes the stock market, as commenters have argued here, a casino or a game. And it doesn't make the success of the market worse for the rest of us.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:48:09 PM PDT

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    •  The really, really rich may like hard times (0+ / 0-)

      In hard times, they might drop down to just being really rich, but they may enjoy
      ---being able to 'get good help' because of high unemployment
      ---being able to get a seat right away at their favorite restaurant
      ---having a beach all to themselves at a resort because so few others can afford to go there
      ---not having to rub shoulders with the folks Mrs. Romney dismissed as "You people."

      We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

      by david78209 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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