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Sources? none.


http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day


So this was a summery of Dave's blog post which is in turn an article on Tom Corley writing an article in his blog promoting his book "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals" with Dave's adds for Dave's insurance provider and Dave's budget planner included and now omitted.
But no sources were given for the book by anyone.
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Rich people work hard... work hard to make sure others don't get the same opportunities they had.


Really I feel like it is the socialists like you who are screwing people over with your taxes and regulations. The rich usually own companies that provide products and services. Socialists simply steal wealth they don't create anything.


1) I'm not a socialist. That would be Bernie Sanders.

2) Your description of people stealing wealth and not creating anything sums up rich people. Their money comes from the middle and lower classes who actually do the work for them.


There money comes from creating products and services. No one is screwed over by Apple or Microsoft your life is easier due to them. Capitalism rewards efficiency and innovation your socialist system rewards sloth and laziness.
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The u.s is a mixed market, so its socialist and capitalism. So this place is mostly Americans hence the liberalism
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Sources? none.


http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day


So this was a summery of Dave's blog post which is in turn an article on Tom Corley writing an article in his blog promoting his book "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals" with Dave's adds for Dave's insurance provider and Dave's budget planner included and now omitted.
But no sources were given for the book by anyone.


I am sure they are correct the stats. I know rich and poor people and the list is spot on. Most poor people blame others for there failures and they don't try to improve themselves its a vicious cycle.
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biscuitnote wrote:

I am sure they are correct the stats. I know rich and poor people and the list is spot on. Most poor people blame others for there failures and they don't try to improve themselves its a vicious cycle.


And I'm sure you're easily convinced.
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And I'm sure you're easily convinced.


How many poor people do you know? And if you do know some how many of them are avid readers I'll bet not a single one is.
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There money comes from creating products and services. No one is screwed over by Apple or Microsoft your life is easier due to them. Capitalism rewards efficiency and innovation your socialist system rewards sloth and laziness.


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates created products. The Koch brothers exist just to steal money and hurt others.

Capitalism, at least in the U.S., rewards those who cheat their way into power while the majority of people have to become entirely dependent on them. Also, did you miss the part where I said I'm not a socialist?
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That source is kind of terrible. From what I can gather, it comes from a pool of 233 "Wealthy" people and 128 people in "Poverty" that this guy personally observed. First of all, that is a really small sample size and the way he gathered the info implies a non-random and non-representative sampling. On top of that, he considers wealth to be a binary. Perhaps most importantly, his goal is to sell you something. He makes his money by selling the idea that you are in absolute control of whether or not you become rich or not.

Further, the list is put together quite terribly and a lot of these habits are inextricably tied in with the fact that someone does or does not have money (or further, did or did not come from a wealthy background)...

And quotes like this make me question this man's objectivity on the subject:
"We love Christ, we love people, and we believe the Bible’s teachings are the answer to the world’s struggles."
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biscuitnote wrote:

There money comes from creating products and services. No one is screwed over by Apple or Microsoft your life is easier due to them. Capitalism rewards efficiency and innovation your socialist system rewards sloth and laziness.


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates created products. The Koch brothers exist just to steal money and hurt others.

Capitalism, at least in the U.S., rewards those who cheat their way into power while the majority of people have to become entirely dependent on them. Also, did you miss the part where I said I'm not a socialist?


The Koch Brothers employ thousands and those peoples lives are better for being employed. If you honestly think capitalism is all about cheating you obviously have very little business experience.
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biscuitnote wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

Rich people work hard... work hard to make sure others don't get the same opportunities they had.


Really I feel like it is the socialists like you who are screwing people over with your taxes and regulations. The rich usually own companies that provide products and services. Socialists simply steal wealth they don't create anything.


Don't even bring regulations into this. Anti-competitive regulations that wealthy ISPs lobbied for are preventing sufficient competition. There is no excuse for the lack of widespread gigabit internet access. The first thing they do when you try to bring down their minefield of laws is whine about government interference. ISPs aren't the only guilty party; it permeates almost every industry.
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The Koch Brothers employ thousands and those peoples lives are better for being employed. If you honestly think capitalism is all about cheating you obviously have very little business experience.


You don't think there is any harm done in the massive amount of money they pour into politics pushing pro-corporate policies with interests that often run counter to the average citizen? You seem to be looking at the situation in a highly one sided light...
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The Koch Brothers employ thousands and those peoples lives are better for being employed. If you honestly think capitalism is all about cheating you obviously have very little business experience.


You don't think there is any harm done in the massive amount of money they pour into politics pushing pro-corporate policies with interests that often run counter to the average citizen? You seem to be looking at the situation in a highly one sided light...


Just like you are looking at it with a very strong anti business light. Politicians are chosen by the people and no amount of money changes that you can vote for whoever you want. If the average citizen had a lick of common sense they would support pro corporate policies because that means jobs and a high standard of living.
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I will now tell the world how to have more money than before.

pick a period of time
1. Get an income
2. Note your expenses

calculate number:
Income - Expenses = number
if the number is positive, you now have more money than before, if it is negative, you have less.
Make sure number is always positive.

You will then have more money.

And then you should get help from a good finance person.

the bigger the difference, the richer you get. If the difference isn't big and you can't do anything about it, you will forever be poor and miserable. Life sucks. If the difference isn't big and you can make it bigger, you might be able to become rich. Yay life. Good luck.
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biscuitnote wrote:

Just like you are looking at it with a very strong anti business light. Politicians are chosen by the people and no amount of money changes that you can vote for whoever you want. If the average citizen had a lick of common sense they would support pro corporate policies because that means jobs and a high standard of living.


Well typically the politician who gets voted in is the one who had the highest campaign funding, so you aren't really anywhere close to being right when you say that no amount of money changes who people vote for...(EDIT: This is likely because the candidate with the most exposure has a fairly massive advantage).

However, I find it ridiculous that you would imply that the Koch Brothers need fairly massive tax breaks in order to get by and that practices which reduce competition are in any way beneficial to the average citizen. Denying that American politics are dominated by the self serving interests of massive companies seems like a tremendously ignorant position, with the implication that somehow this helps the average citizen being simply laughable.
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All those so-called wealthy habits seem like normal habits everyone has, to me. But I guess I am technically upper middle class and have never associated with poor people before. Still, I don't see how those statistics could be figured out accurately.
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