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LIFE’S NOT SO BAD IN NEW ZEALAND IS IT.

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    Profile photo of SquirterSquirter
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    Squirter

    G’day,

    After reading these 37 facts below, then generalising re NZ, we don’t do too bad considering the sive of our economy….but improvement is required. ;););)

    http://www.infowars.com/37-facts-about-how-cruel-this-economy-has-been-to-millions-of-desperate-american-families/

    Cheers. 😀

    #798671
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    belladonna

    I think probably the one question future generations might ask will be ‘Why was society so unequal?’

    I wonder what we’ll say…

    #798673
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    joybel

    As far as I know, when has it ever been anything near equal. We have our own definition of equality, based on our own experiences. Life is certainly more uncertain than I have ever known it to be and the hardest to endure is the uncertainty that it will get better again. Storming the Bastille seems a fair way to get a fair share these days.

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    TailsNZ

    the one thing that points to increased crime, education healthl results etc etc is the divide between the income levels of the top and bottom tiers. nz is now practically at the top of that scale. countries with a lower difference have lower crime etc etc. there are two ways of doing that, higher wages for low incomes or higher taxes for the wealthy. i know a multimillionaire who came tio nz 20 years ago. they have never paid tax in nz thanks to all the loopholes if your wealthy and in business. is that fair?

    #798679
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    wandakr

    I’ve just finished reading through Bloomberg Billionaires Index on today’s ranking of the world’s richest people. I noticed at # 1is a Carlos Slim Hel’u based in Mexico with an estimated nett worth of 76.2 billion so I decided to research a litle bit about him. He’s 73 years old but is actually of Lebanese ethnicity. Very interesting man, and I will read up the others as well. Of the 40 almost half were from the USA, about 5 or 6 were women and there were no NZ’ers, no movie/singing stars and there was 1 Australian who was female.

    wandakr

    #798681
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    wandakr

    How does one accumulate so much wealth?..

    wandakr

    #798683
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    gayebelle

    Eeww too much money Wanda, it’s funny money, stocks and shares, or in the case of Mexico, drugs, I presume.
    Bet they never get time to smell the roses, or appreciate the flax bush. 😉

    #798685
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    wandakr

    hahaha, well when you think about the poverty in Mexico or anywhere else…you have to wonder about equality of life…apparently he’s a great philanthropist; but I don’t know…I wonder if there’s stress with too much money as there is with not enough?…:)

    wandakr

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    chris214

    At least, as we do not have much money, we KNOW that our children/grandchildren, will come home from school reasonably safely, without being hijacked and kept for ransom.

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