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You can become the richest person in the country by accumulating the most wealth and claims on wealth and by destroying the wealth of others. That is why the very rich are fond of depressions. All they have to do is lock up their wealth until they can use it to buy up on the cheap the assets of the newly bankrupt.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2013 at 12:58:19 PM EST
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