jb5 said:82 views and no responses?
People are different & live differently but then again, all rich people tend to live like you suggest:jb5 said:82 views and no responses?
bigbadwolf said:There's no such relaxed lifestyle for the rich anywhere in the world today -- just anxiety and wariness to protect and safeguard what they have in a divided, insecure, and mutinous world. In poorer countries like Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, the rich (and the merely affluent) live in state of siege: thieves, robbers, and kidnappers lurk around every corner. Civil society is unraveling.
mini said:I'm sorry, that is just silly: "no relaxed lifestyle ANYWHERE"? Yeah, right.
This might be true (I don't know, as I haven't been here long enough) in the countries you mention, but there are plenty of rich people in Europe, US, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Singapore, the Middle East (Have you been to Dubai?), plus a whole host more, that are living perfectly relaxed and happy lives and feel no thread of "siege" at all.
bigbadwolf said:I don't know which world you're living in. A German billionaire (net worth: $9.2bn) threw himself in front of a train last week. Some rich Americans have lost the bulk of their fortunes in the Madoff ponzi scheme. Rich Americans in general have lost a bundle the last year. And now the US government is cracking down on offshore bank accounts. Dubai's real estate market is dead, and going down by 5% a month. Dubai's stock market is off by 40% from last year's high. These are trying times. The number of google searches on how to commit suicide has shot up steeply. It's not just the poor who are on the receiving end this time around.
bigbadwolf said:I don't know which world you're living in. A German billionaire (net worth: $9.2bn) threw himself in front of a train last week.
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