posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 09:17 PM
Originally posted by boncho
What happens when rich people stop hoarding money? What happens when a poor person wins the lottery...
People, buy, buy, buy....
Actually I think the lottery was invented to embarrass poor poeple in the eyes of the rich.
The stats are in, and it's conclusive.
90% (I think, can't remember) of poeple who win the lottery
are worse off in ten/twenty years than before they won it.
They have aquired expensive tastes, but are now broke.
As opposed to actually having a financial manager come with the winnings,
the money is just dumped on them.
This way the rich can say to each other,
"see! You see what happens when we give them money!?"
I find the example of the lottery to be disingenuous,
and a dangerous bit of propaganda.
It is designed to fail.
edit on 30-8-2011 by davidgrouchy because: (no reason given)