When you do something for the money, all you have is the money.
Last month, Warren Olney did a show focusing on today's wealthy class and how different it is from the wealthy class of just a few decades ago, when you made a good widget and built a small empire around it. I know two men who did just that. One started manufacturing paper tubes, the other packaging products. They worked hard producing superior items. They employed good-sized staffs. They succeeded and reaped the financial reward. Everything about these men was solid, including their money.
Today's wealthy class are anything but solid. Most make nothing other than money. They have ten- or one-hundred fold more than what was considered old school wealth. And if you listen to Olney's show, you'll learn that they lose it very easily and that taxing them is hardly a reliable income source.
I don't deny anyone a career in the financial industry, but at some point money becomes obscene. Venture capitalists make one thing: money. And judging by Romney's squirming over tax returns, I'll bet he's made an awful lot of it.
I have no idea what will become of Romney, but avarice is a deadly sin for a reason.
Writing does not pay much, but it is my craft. I strive to make it the best it can be. Sometimes my writing shines and sometimes it doesn't. When I write on this blog I don't get paid a dime, but when I get it right and produce something that lifts or energizes or enlightens you, it does the same for me.
And something of value is born
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