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Taking stupid ideas and inverting them does not make them good ideas. So taking the dumb idea that being wealthy implies morality and inverting it to say that being wealthy implies immorality does not produce a truth.

There are lots of rapacious, greedy, shortsighted and amoral poor people and not all rich people are nasty.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 16th, 2008 at 09:24:44 AM EST
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It's not the inversion, it's a century and a half of empirical evidence that Wall St culture has no intrinsic morality except the so-called morality of wealth.

Also, charities might provide you with some interesting data points about the relative generosity of the very wealthy and the not so wealthy.

It's a cultural and evangelical problem, not an individual one. The poor may or may not be rapacious, but Wall St's culture unarguably has been, to everyone's long term detriment - qv. Anglo Disease, etc.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Oct 16th, 2008 at 10:54:58 AM EST
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