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The question is whose grandchildren is the system working for?

Take Conrad Hilton for example, he left his children with $500,000 each and left rest of his wealth to his non-profit. His children contested it and won, thus the system works to maximize survival for their grandchildren (or in Conrad's case his great-grandchild) — the Paris Hiltons of the world.

Those in control of the markets maximize it to their benefit and the benefit of their children. It is for individual gain at the expense of society and humanity at large.

Conrad had the right idea, but his children had the system work in their favor.

by Magnifico on Tue Jun 29th, 2010 at 12:25:02 PM EST
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Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between LA and Boulder there is a tomb-monument to a moderately rich man. The principal feature is a number of statues (I forget how many) in marble... and two in limestone, because his estate went belly-up before his executor could finish the monument.

This was a feature, not a bug. He didn't like his heirs, and wasn't convinced that they couldn't get his last will and testament overturned.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jun 30th, 2010 at 11:47:58 AM EST
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