Help get this topic noticed by sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or email.
I’m frustrated

Why? Why is the rich not given a group?

In the book fact ful ness it is written there are 4 groups of people but and I am at page 38 and your four groups of people does not address the very rich. Some make more than 50000 an hour. That appears a bigger difference between group one and four. I put the book down last night and deciding wither to read more or not because it appears that your group is masking a reality that there is an effort to hide. I turn 63 today and work full time a US veteran and hope to retire within two years and yes I am fortunate. My father grew up in a dirt floor cabin, ploughed the fields with mules and served in WWII with his body wore out because of hard labor. Why is there not a group showing the rich? What is the point of showing the have and have nots?
1 person has
this question
+1
Reply
  • I have been working at home today and reading my question above realize it does not help funding or people to feel better about themselves when others are much better off. There are many of those very rich that spend a lot of money to help those less fortunate. Having read the book The Innovators
    How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    By Walter Isaacson and realize how much difference your parents, opportunity, location, wealth and education make. Many of the people had the same interests and curiosity that I had as a child yet my parents were working class with little education and a background of being poor; not a group one poor but they walked miles to school and grew up during the US depression of the 1920ies. As a child we had a tv set but it was black and white while most of my friends had a color tv when they came out. We got one much later. Some said we were middle class..., well that's what some said.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Ola (Official Rep) August 27, 2018 08:22
    Dave
    Her last day in life, my grandmother looked me in the eyes and said: "Never forget where you came from." She went six years to school and her mother grew up on a mud floor. It's a serious problem of disconnect that new generations forget what life was like, and still is like for many people. I couldn't agree more and we're NOT trying to hide that fact. We're simply trying to focus on the change for the majority, instead of the inequality that is so eye catching.
    People earning $5000 belong on Level 4, as you noticed. With 8 work-hours a day, that would mean $40000 a day. The logic of our income levels (reaching a new level require doubling twice), means these people belong on Level 9. They are very few but we're not trying to pretend they don't exist. The mind-blowing inequality between poor children vs. children born ion Level 9, is impossible to accept. Still, our book is about controlling emotions and make sure we understand where the majority is. We hope, in the future to create a Robin Hood tool, to make it possible to experiment with the calculations of Taking from the rich and giving to the poor, where users should be able to quickly see how much difference the richest money would make if part of or all of it was distributed to the poorer. All that money concentrated in the hands of a few looks enormous. But if you start sharing it to the many, it's no so much after all. This is an interesting insight, because it helps us realize the money from the rich, if it was somehow extracted from that group without harming industries, wouldn't make a huge difference if it was just distributed. It needs to be invested in growth generating activities, in order to improve life for many. I haven't done all the math here, but if you can recommend books to read about that, yes please!
    • It is very good to remember our roots, where our parents family came from but that is not the overriding factor which is what we do each and every day. The saying it's not the destination its the journey saying is a consolation for when we don't make the destination. I have literally climbed mountains in the past and it was tough and grueling with the destination to reach the top. I know what that feels like and it's great! I have not made it to the top and it is disappointing yet it was an enjoyment to make the trip.

      About money if you don't have it you have to struggle for it. Those who have more money than they can spend do not have that struggle.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Thank you for the thoughts and answer. Something I watched way back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rh3x... about economy and wealth. The idea of a Federation ( a united Earth) is appealing but are many who oppose for reasons of religious belief and those who do not trust each other. I had read or heard that Warren Buffett said that if the US took 10% of the US military budget what we could do for the people of the US yet we continue to struggle with, people issues; medical coverage, homelessness, food caring for our elderly. Something that is not talked about much is the mega-corporations who make so much profit their systems are sloppy, mismanaged and bloated. Their customer service and the response is dismal
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited