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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:25 PM

Best Argument for Socialism ever: #richkidsofinstagram

Has everyone already seen this?

#RichKidsOfInstagram

The end-product of unrestrained capitalism, Social Darwinism at its worst. And the Right has the audacity to tell us it's the people on Social Security or the working poor on Food Stamps or Medicaid who are the "Takers." Here are the real Takers, young Masters of the Universe who will never work a day in their lives unless they wish it, to whom the profits squeezed out of the rest of us trickle up.

Doesn't Humanity have better things to devote it's finite resources to than private jets flying middle-schoolers around for weekend golf trips?

The Human Race cannot afford to solve the global warming that threatens its very existence, or to send its middle class or poor to college, but the market for half-million-dollar watches, private yachts as big as cruise ships, and $100 million apartments is booming.

These children start drinking Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot at age 12 and seem to have no problem getting served alcohol.... You can tell which ones in their 20's have already received their 8 or 9 figure trust funds (why else go to college?), bec the pics are full of ten thousand dollar bongs, tourbillion watches, private jets, non-stop nightlife....

But heaven forbid we increase the estate tax, properly regulate the banks and hedge funds that manage these peoples' money, increase the marginal rates on people earning millions per year, or (gasp) tax capital gains (which is how these kids' and their parents get their money) at the same rate as earned income that someone actually worked for.

Meanwhile we mere mortal citizens of the West face a crushingly bleak future of runaway public debt, austerity, ever-increasing cost of healthcare and education, and diminished employment prospects... at least we can comfort ourselves knowing all's well in Aspen, East Hampton, and Palm Beach!

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NightOwwl Feb 2013 #1
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Response to joelbny (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:53 PM

1. I don't get it.

Who are the Rich Kids of Instagram?

I just see lots of pictures of kids showing off expensive stuff.

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Response to NightOwwl (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:14 AM

2. extreme wealth inequality

For instance, this guy posts "help me I'm poor" in front of his private jet and 3 luxury cars
http://instagr.am/p/Tkcj7uwiHU/

Someone else posts a $150 receipt for bottles of champagne from a nightclub, someone else posts a collection of a 50 watches that each cost over $100k, someone else posts a solid gold pig sitting on his bed... Just blatant conspicuous consumption, it's a good illustration of the massive wealth divide that most Americans who for instance vote Republican do not realize they perpetuate because this world is hidden from them.

Search #rkoi on instagram

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