The house always wins … The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … I’m clichés-r-us today 🙂
A quote I posted – I can understand the interpretation of one of my readers, which is that it’s “classist” (in their opinion) …
The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spends what is left; the poor spends their money and invest what is left.
— Jim Rohn
I’m not rich (obviously), and for me it isn’t about class. I think Jim was simply highlighting how the rich get richer and poor get poorer. It also follows what Robert Kiyosaki says in his books, and in other sources I’ve seen virtually the same thing said. So Jim’s quote might even be the opposite of classist …
That’s all by the by really. Classist or not, my reader did attempt to start an interesting conversation – do things like “The Great Depression”, “The Dot.Com Fizzle” and “The Current Economic Crash”, ultimately make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Does the house always win ? That is – does the big guy always win, the little guy always lose ?
And is (most of the time) the system setup just to take from the poor to give to the rich ?
Are we just therefore slaves to the wealthy, servants of the rich and powerful ?
Do people like Bill Gates actually NEED billions of dollars in money and assets ? And do they actually contribute to people’s poverty by keeping it all for themselves ?
And conversely do people who’re not wealthy make poor investment choices ? Are some people as dumb as two planks of wood when it comes to money ?
Either side of the debate is fine, happy to receive comments either way …
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