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My take is that Gilder and Freedman were both charlatans working to advance the economic agenda that, over the last 40 years, has gotten the US to where it is today. If your perspective is as a member of that 1% or less at the top, things have worked out wonderfully. If your perspective is as someone who spent that time working for members of that 1%, not so much.

Using terms like "charlatan" really ruins the conversation. We need to talk issues, not character traits. I met Gilder personally in Washington, DC and I can guarantee that he is no charlatan which doesn't mean he is always right. As I mentioned earlier I disagree with his views on religion and altruism. Ayn Rand had a big row with him but I don't recall what it was about.


If your perspective is as a member of that 1% or less at the top, things have worked out wonderfully. If your perspective is as someone who spent that time working for members of that 1%, not so much.

Amazing the number of victims in the middle class! Why you need a wall to keep people out is a mystery to me. Why would they want to go to such a crap hole? They could go to North Korea or Cuba and live happily ever after.


My perspective is neither 1% nor 99%, it's a ridiculous artifice. My perspective is "Look Out For Number One" and I recommend everybody else do the same. Playing victim is a losers game. I spent seven years working at (not for) big corporations, IBM, Colgate-Palmolive, and NCR where I got a good basic training. After that I followed my dreams of being a Management Consultant (I started that industry in Venezuela), selling insurance, and being independent. I pride myself in being self reliant. I try to follow my dad's advice, "whatever you do, do it well."

I recognize that there are problems but victimhood and socialism aren't the solutions.

The Captain
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