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The Big Boys, (capitalists), measure their power in accumulated wealth, so most of the money likely has been retained to buttress that power, and to provide "fuck you" money. I would guess that about 10-20% has been spent on political contributions to insure that the game continues and that about 5% has been spent on "charity" to provide PR cover.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jan 14th, 2011 at 09:15:50 AM EST
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