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19/07/2017 at 09:26

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-403182 84


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-406448 50

Which is it then BBC?  

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19/07/2017 at 10:28

Are they measuring the same thing?

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19/07/2017 at 10:32

Well one suggests the wealth gap is widening and the other says its narrowing since 2008

I'd suggest that's measuring the same thing.

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19/07/2017 at 10:46

So it's not pay vs wealth? It is totally obvious that it can't be wealth because the homes of the wealthy have continued to rise in price, whereas the poor are still renting. I find it hard to believe on pay as well, but they have the figures I suppose.

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19/07/2017 at 17:13

In data we trust - the homes of the wealthy?

Unless you own your own home outright it's not your wealth.

If mortgages have gone up and equity has declined then the rich have seen a decline in their wealth too.

The data suggests the higher paid have seen a bigger hit and this goes for pay too.

Your post hints at a recognition of cognitive bias so that's progress.

Genuine question - for years the left asked why Brits were obsessed with owning their own homes and that 'abroad' the norm is renting. Now we are renting en masse are we getting closer to the ideal.  

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19/07/2017 at 19:40

Let's start at the end. You didn't really ask that, did you? Good!

The rest of it was risible, although I'm starting an appeal for Sir Philip so the poor cunt can keep his 3rd yacht.

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19/07/2017 at 22:22

Quote Quote by exiled CITY AFC on 19/07/2017 at 17:13

Genuine question - for years the left asked why Brits were obsessed with owning their own homes and that 'abroad' the norm is renting. Now we are renting en masse are we getting closer to the ideal.


I don't remember the left wondering why workers would want to own their own home. We objected to council houses being sold off which is a different matter altogether. Rent controls to stop landlords raking in millions from the state may have been discussed as well, but not why someone would want to buy their own house. 

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20/07/2017 at 02:22

Quote Quote by candw on 19/07/2017 at 19:40
Let's start at the end. You didn't really ask that, did you? Good!

The rest of it was risible, although I'm starting an appeal for Sir Philip so the poor cunt can keep his 3rd yacht.


I was in Monaco last week - I think you will find the sole owner of lionheart is his wife.

He has moved the other two on btw.

Still there were bigger ones in the harbour and even ones that are too big to even get in the harbour so he's middle class out there.
Good that the shipyards are busy making peacetime vessels than weapons of war eh? Imagine how many jobs are involved in making a super yacht or doing its once a decade refit?  

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20/07/2017 at 11:54

The rich have always said things like that. If it weren't for the Maharajah Wotsit, there'd be no Taj Mahal. Without the rich there'd be no Mona Lisa. Well, had there been UBI or a decent distribution of money, Leonardo would he been able to paint pretty girls with nice smiles. And the Maharajah could have housed his people and educated them instead of making them live in houses made of sticks and cowshit.

I hadn't realised the modesty of Phil's life!

For his son's bar mitzvah in 2005, he spent £4 million on a three-day event for over 200 friends and family in the French Riviera. He also hired Andrea Bocelli and Destiny's Child to perform. For his nephew, Matt, he threw a bar mitzvah at Madame Tussauds, where Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh were guests and One Direction performed. Matt and Chloe shared a birthday party in December 2011, at One Mayfair, where Rihanna sang, and many personal friends of the family attended. The star-studded bash was featured in The Sun newspaper and cost over £1 million. For his 50th birthday, he flew 200 guests in a chartered Airbus A300 to a hotel in Cyprus for a three-day toga party, where they were serenaded by Tom Jones and Rod Stewart, who was reportedly paid £750,000 for a 45-minute set. For his 55th birthday, he flew 100 guests 8,500 miles in two private jets from London Stansted Airport. They arrived at the exclusive Maldives resort of Four Seasons: Landaagiraavaru, an eco-spa on a private Indian Ocean island.

Among Green's more extravagant possessions are a £100 million, 90 m (300 ft) Benetti yacht Lionheart[31] and a £20 million Gulfstream G550 private jet. For his birthday, his wife bought him a solid gold Monopoly set, featuring his own acquisitions.


I bet the Real Boyz laugh at him behind his back!

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20/07/2017 at 23:30

Why obsess about money that has been spent like that. You complain about trickle down but those bashes sound like a tsunami of cash for those working on em.

Why not focus your ire on people who make money and then hoard it?  

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21/07/2017 at 11:14

So every obscenely rich person should have a couple of big parties and the world's financial problems will be solved?

There must be another way?

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21/07/2017 at 14:17

No we know you have to work the other end of the spectrum to to lift people out of poverty:-

Educate women
Free women from their natural reproductive burden
Sort infant mortality - clean water and food
Help people increase their personal productivity - loan them the money ton buy things that meaningfully increase productivity - bike / Honda cub / basic car.

If the top are spending and the bottom improving their lot what can possibly go wrong?  

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21/07/2017 at 15:00

That little list shouldn't take long!

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