Billionaire chronicles

No, they mean it literally: impact, as from a cannon ball.

The East India Company was really good at cultural impact in that sense.

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What good is a flat basketball?

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A lead frisbee…

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From the article:

But as a conservative who has long been skeptical of big government, I am coming to believe that confronting the rise of the Technocrats may necessitate a Theodore Roosevelt-like figurehead to rein in this threat—that may very well eclipse the threat of big government

Uhm, congratulations? You finally got to a point the rest of us realised decades ago?

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1600 millionaires. Or they could crack down on 1.6 billionaires. :thinking:

(I’m aware my math may not hold up to rigorous scrutiny, but I think I’m right in principle.)

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Maybe 160?

As long as they go after the billionaires!

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Or crack down on one and cra down on another.

Calculating Figure It Out GIF

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Republicans like to pretend they are the party of “fiscal conservatism” but if you really want to be able to pay for the things the government does you need a strong, well-funded IRS to bring in the money.

Hope the Feds drop in on these guys like it’s “Goodfellas.”

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Right. It might take a lot more effort, but the results would be not only greater tax revenue, but a weakening of the billionaires’ political power.

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Ah, I see where your misunderstanding lies.

They don’t want to pay, and they don’t want the government to do things. I mean, except for themselves and a select group of peers.

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Spending more money on targeting rich tax dodgers would be a very efficient use of money- I posted this in another thread recently:

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Something… something…pure hubris.

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I mean, it’s nice of the palaeontologists to be concerned on behalf of the palaeoanthropologists whose discipline is actually the relevant one here, I suppose

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Because a palaeontologist has to work with the same group to understand why this is problematic? Palaeoanthropology is a branch of palaeontology (and anthropology). :confused:

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Not where I come from, but maybe other countries have other institutional divisions.

(Americans think archaeology is a part of anthropology, but that is a rant for another day)

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Well, not all Americans… :laughing:

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