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Globalization Gap, The: How the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Left Further Behind by Robert A. Isaak

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Chapter 3. Who the Rich Are and How They Live

 

The rich are different than us.

 
 --F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
 

Yes, they have more money.

 
 --ERNEST HEMINGWAY

The rich have more of everything, except time.

The rich can't help themselves. They maximize. They know how to do it. And they do it for themselves. They do it to the poor: They don't always mean to do it, but they do create the poor. The rich pull investment, skilled people, and resources away from poor areas and target them in winning regions. The way they go about maximizing their interests generates poor people as surely as seed spawns grass. As often as not, their wealth becomes a habit, and they do not even perceive themselves to be rich. Recall that rich was here defined as clearly having more ...

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