- #798669SquirterMemberMember since: March 18, 2007
Replies: 13052Squirter October 25, 2012 at 7:50 am
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. ;););)
Cheers. 😀#798671belladonnaBlockedMember since: June 29, 2006
Replies: 14098belladonna October 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm
I think probably the one question future generations might ask will be ‘Why was society so unequal?’
I wonder what we’ll say…#798673joybelMemberMember since: November 2, 2006
Replies: 33258joybel October 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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.#798675AnonymousMember since:
Replies: 6075#798677TailsNZMemberMember since: October 31, 2010
Replies: 57TailsNZ October 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm
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?#798679wandakr October 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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#798681wandakr October 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm
How does one accumulate so much wealth?..
wandakr#798683gayebelleBlockedMember since: May 28, 2008
Replies: 9829gayebelle October 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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. 😉#798685wandakr October 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm
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?…:)
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