--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> new_morning_blank_slate wrote:
> 
> >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>History shows that not to be true at all.  Most are just greedy
> >>    
> >>
> >bastards 
> >  
> >
> >>who care little about their fellow humanity.  People like Bill Gates
> >>    
> >>
> >are 
> >  
> >
> >>a rare exception 
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Well 280 billion annually in american philanthropy sort of deflates
> >your thesis. (Or are you concerned about the miserliness of Europeans
> >-- who have lower levels of philanthropy?)  
> >
> >Sure I would love to see american philanthropy at a trillion or 10
> >trillion a year. European and Asian philanthropy matching such. It can
> > happen. It requires a change of ethos. A softening of world
> >consciousness if you will. Its "progressively" happening. 
> >
> >What will stop such in its tracks is confisgatory tax rates of 95-100%
> >  
> >
> >>You still don't get that a progressive tax means people won't try to 
> >>earn another dime if they are going to pay more in taxes.  
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I get it. And I think you You are dead wrong. Many such people will
> >spend every waking hour on how to shelter income. Very unproductive
> >for society to have many of its better minds engaged in such. 
> >  
> >
> Thanks for proving my point.  Anyone who would spend their time doing 
> that is mentally imbalanced.   They are more in need of a psychiatrist 
> than a financial adviser.   You must have missed my point about Gates 
> being like Hurley on "Lost."  Hurley in the series is the unlikely young 
> kid who happened to win the lottery and worth millions.   Since he knew 
> he was no expert on money he has financial manager taking care of his 
> investments.  In a flashback episode they show him meeting with the 
> manager and learning of companies he didn't know he owned.
> 

Interesting thing to say about Gates. His stated goal in life for several 
decades was to 
become the richest man in the world...






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