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I hate how easy it is for rich people to make money

For example, Mila Kunis and Ashton kutcher raised over 30 million for charity selling wine. 30 million within months, just because they are rich with connections. Any normal person trying to get their business off the ground, maybe with a superior product, would never see that kind of success.

It's so easy for already-rich people to make more money without even trying hard.

by Anonymousreply 6February 12, 2024 5:48 PM

To be fair, Ashton has been on the tech douchebag circuit for almost two decades, so he's an experienced bullshit artist who has moved in venture capital (VC) circles for a long time. It is 80%/20% good ideas, and it certainly isn't a meritocracy. I try and get peace around it by thinking about the meritorious places the money goes: employee salaries & perks, vendors who service them, etc.. it's actually the quietest time for these types of transactions in ages because interest rates are so high, making money harder to move. Look for the bullshitter grants to increase once the fed starts cutting the rates again.

by Anonymousreply 1February 12, 2024 9:43 AM

80% bullshit/20% good ideas, that is*

by Anonymousreply 2February 12, 2024 9:45 AM

R1 Bullshit artists find success because of people's preference for delusion vs. reality.

by Anonymousreply 3February 12, 2024 5:43 PM

Definitely a key ingredient, r3.

by Anonymousreply 4February 12, 2024 5:45 PM

[quote]It takes money to make money

Ever hear of that, OP?

by Anonymousreply 5February 12, 2024 5:48 PM

Key words: “for charity.”

by Anonymousreply 6February 12, 2024 5:48 PM
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