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Abolish Billionaires
https://nyti.ms/2DVFzj9

“Every billionaire is a policy failure.”


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This is just Frans de Waal’s capuchin monkey throwing his cucumber.

Maybe they’ll abolish Carlos Slim as a beta test.


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Originally posted by jon-nyc:
This is just Frans de Waal’s capuchin monkey throwing his cucumber


Had to look that one up. ThumbsUp


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Originally posted by jon-nyc:
Maybe they’ll abolish Carlos Slim as a beta test.



In case this reference is obscure...

The reason the writer of the above piece has a New York Times to publish in is because the billionaire Carlos Slim Helu swooped in and saved it in 2009.


(Like the billionaire Jeff Bezos did to the Post a few years later.j


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Irony is often delectable! Big Grin

It's easy to add more anecdotes...

We have a growing advantage in space because billionaires have created a private industry that is producing spacecraft that are more effective and more efficient than the Soviet-style NASA can develop (SLS). By Soviet-style I mean three things: bureaucratically and politically ossified, wedded to giganticism, and addicted to cost overruns.
 
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