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    There are 62 individuals in the world that have a combined net worth equal to the rest of the 3.5 billion people.

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    Just goes to show that half the people in the world are lazy ass bums who live in shit holes of their own making.

    Its completely ridiculous to suggest that somehow the underarms of the world are our fault somehow. Hello, the Congo was a cannibalistic shit hole before we even knew it existed, so saying "Oh, the Congo is horrible because the Belgians oppressed it" is just complete BS. You should have seen it before the Belgians even arrived. It was a freakin nightmare.

    The main effect we have on the third world is not oppression, it is to sell them cheap food. Before we sold them food, places like Africa had only a fraction of the population they do now because they were all running around naked and struggling to survive and living on monkey meat and stuff like that. So we sold them cheap food and textiles and we are the villains. Its complete BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rons View Post
    There are 62 individuals in the world that have a combined net worth equal to the rest of the 3.5 billion people.
    Reference?

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    So lets all take it from them and divide it among all of us. That way 62 people that employ millions of people will have nothing, all those millions will loose their job and we all will have an extra 2 bucks. Quit spouting useless drivel and get your ass to work and earn your own money.

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    Got his numbers wrong--the news story today was that 62 people control same wealth as the poorest half of the planet's population. Richest 62 People Control Same Wealth as Poorest Half of World's Population, Report States - ABC News

    So what?

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    The report is from OXFAM. Sea Farmer got it right.

    https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/p...m-davos-report

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    I'll lay a pound to a pinch that not one of those 62 was a machinist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I'll lay a pound to a pinch that not one of those 62 was a machinist!

    Looks like you just lost that bet.

    Check out #40 worth $23.1B:

    Forbes Welcome


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_Del_Vecchio

    He began his career as an apprentice to a tool and die maker in Milan, but decided to turn his metalworking skills to make spectacle parts.

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