Billionaires as policy failures

Bookmarked American billionaires are a policy failure by Matthew Haughey.

… it would take you about 27 years to get to one million dollars. That’s kind of an average working person’s time in the workforce and these numbers make sense in our heads, right? Not easy, but possible.

For one billion, that means saving that $100/day would take twenty seven thousand years to reach one billion, which is beyond pretty much all recorded human history.

A Turkish proverb that perfectly describes the trick billionaires use to gain mainstream approval to keep hoarding resources:

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe; for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.


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