HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Nothing lasts forever.. » Reply #1
In the discussion thread: Nothing lasts forever.. [View all]

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 5, 2014, 12:20 AM

1. the articles actually went over this when everyone was discussing "wealth psychology"

and affluenza: to someone with several dozen or hundred million dollars, money isn't something to buy someone with: it's something to build a legacy: they actually have enough money for several generations of heirs to spend a million a day and still stay (ahead even if all markets and stock exchanges collapsed); so Koch's response to landing on a business jet and leaping through the 20-foot wall of flame it produced was "I'm going to die someday: I want to change America to benefit oligarchs like me!"

they make foundations staffed by acolytes, and see everything in their moneymaking, perhaps even technocratic worldview (Gates Foundation, anyone? "you! poor dusky country/student! you will technologize. you will adopt GMOs, evaluations, bottom-line calculation, and laptops. we are advanced and superior. you will submit. it is logical"

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
SoCalDem Jul 2014 OP
LineNew Reply the articles actually went over this when everyone was discussing "wealth psychology"
MisterP Jul 2014 #1
Please login to view edit histories.