posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:40 AM
Originally posted by ForkandSpoon
reply to post by darkhorserider
Sure the poor can get poorer, the fact you are on here posting shows you ar elikely more wealthy then the majority of people living on this planet.
I'll make a wild wager that none of your ribs are showing either, and that you are at the very least pleasently plump......you also do not live in
the sort of fear a community does that doesn't know where it will get food, or how it will find water, or have energy for warmth.....
people who make your sort of comments clearly are the most naive, sheltered people....in desperate need of being introduced to REAL
poverty.....because let me tell you something in hyperinflation there is no "food stamps" worth a can of beans....."and likely no rule of
law......it's the jungle....and its how much of the world lives and you are ill prepared. people who had the money to prepare and organize will be
the only ones in good shape. There is no "even" playing field in nature.....there is only strong and weak.
You're talking about 2 different things. Currently, even the homeless people in the US are "pleasantly plump" and usually obese! Under our
current conditions, the poor people have cell phones, and plenty of food on the table, and subsidized rent, etc., etc. BUT, they have no money, and
no stock market crash is going to change that. They figure out creative ways to get cash from time to time, but then they spend it immediately. So,
they can't have any less money than they currently have.
NOW, if a major crash causes a collapse of government and social benefits, and we go into survival mode, then it is the law of the jungle. This part
I can agree with, but once again, the poor people have been hustling and scrounging, and making do with nothing for a long time already. They are
still the most likely to adapt and survive after a major crash. Hyper inflation is the most damaging to those with the most money. Poor people are
much better at making something out of nothing.
A major economic crash and subsequent turmoil evens the playing field where everyone has equal opportunity to emerge from the crash successfully or
not. Our current system has the chips stacked in favor of those who already have money. Hell, if I had just $10k in the bank right now, I could
probably make millions in real estate while the market is down!