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"Go to Harvard and have rich friends or family! It's as easy as that!" [Oct. 21st, 2010|09:10 am]
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Via Yahoo comes a staple of class warfare filler: A Kiplinger fluff piece about "advice" from people who were millionaires before they turned 25.

Representative quote from Catherine Cook: ""Stop just thinking about it, and make it happen."

Short translation of entire article: Be born white and on economic third base. When you reach home plate, pretend you hit a triple.
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[User Picture]From: radiumhead
2010-10-21 03:05 pm (UTC)

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i fuckin hate rich people.
[User Picture]From: intertribal
2010-10-21 03:24 pm (UTC)

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Your appropriate icon is appropriate.
[User Picture]From: kmarkhoover
2010-10-21 03:24 pm (UTC)

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France in 1789 knew how to deal with these goddamn privileged rich fucks.
[User Picture]From: docmanhattan
2010-10-21 03:54 pm (UTC)

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Replace them with slightly-less-rich fucks, start a series of unsuccessful wars, collapse under the weight of partisan infighting and get overthrown by a charismatic Emperor? Never fear; we're well on our way down that time-honored path in the U.S.
[User Picture]From: radiumhead
2010-10-21 04:34 pm (UTC)

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Well in this country the rich guys know the secret-brainwash everybody into thinking they have a shot at being rich someday, even if they have no chance in hell. People here dont wanna overthrow the rich, they wanna BE them.
[User Picture]From: anne_jumps
2010-10-21 09:05 pm (UTC)

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Unfortunately this is true.

A few years back there was a poll reporting that something like 20% (I honestly can't remember the exact number) of Americans thought they were in the top 2% wealthiest.
[User Picture]From: little_octagon
2010-10-21 05:16 pm (UTC)

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Uh, thank-you?

This reminds me of the self-help people who are convinced if you don't have enough money, it's your fault because you haven't been saying abundance affirmations.
[User Picture]From: virginia_fell
2010-10-21 07:36 pm (UTC)

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Oh, wow. WTF.
[User Picture]From: janradder
2010-10-21 10:41 pm (UTC)

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I'm convinced it's articles like this that get relatively unwealthy people to continue to support tax cuts for the rich simply because it perpetuates the myth that maybe one day they'll be rich too.
[User Picture]From: ludickid
2010-10-22 12:54 am (UTC)

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I have thought about what you wrote here and I have this to say.

http://www.ludiclive.com/2010/10/21/be-white-be-white-lchaim/

[User Picture]From: fengi
2010-10-22 03:36 am (UTC)

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I love it - journalism and snark go great together.
[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2010-10-22 01:23 am (UTC)

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Burn the rich.