What is it hat makes the poor poor and the rich rich?

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  • 4 months ago
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    As a student of human nature, I can point out the following things that separate society into rich or poor:

    1) Education

    2) The Work Ethic

    3) Equal Opportunity under the law

    4) Common sense when handling money and finances

    5) Independence

    6) A personal need for self-sufficiency

    7) Ability to take on Responsibility

    8) Ability to come up with new ideas that people want and bring them to market.

    These personal character traits will at least ensure that you are not poor.

    Today's rich have had it all GIVEN TO THEM with Republican tax breaks that only make them richer.

    Today's middle class is struggling to hold on and make ends meet.

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    • Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Everyone should pay one flat rate of 15%, regardless of income.  The "rich" pay far too much.  The tax cuts did not have any negative impact whatsoever on the "poor."  

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  • 3 months ago

    Circumstances alone.

    Your economic status says nothing about your value, morality, or intelligence.

    I'm more than a little sick of people pretending that your circumstances indicates your character flaws.

    • sparrow
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      3 months agoReport

      A smart and hard working person may be poor for a little while, but usually, they won't stay the way for the rest of their life.

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  • Joseph
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    They poor remain poor because of bad decisions, the rich remain rich because of good decisions. One bad decision does not make you stupid, repeating it over and over does.

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    • Socrates
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      3 months agoReport

      More power too you. While you could flesh out what those good and bad decisions are, you are essentially right.

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  • 3 months ago

    1. What you were born to & where

    2. Smarts -- Above average intelligence & knowing or learning how to channel it can create wealth out of nothing

    3. Want to - desire

    4. Dumb *** luck

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    it all falls on your up bringing if your born into the rich life

    in your born in poor you will find away for a better life and make your way up and you will get there

    it does not matter what race you are you will make it !!!

    • Philip3 months agoReport

      Oh I suppose that absolutely ANYBODY can "make it" and become filthy rich over night if they would just TRY, goodness you are so full of sh*t it makes me laugh. DO YOU WORK BLUE COLLAR??

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  • 3 months ago

    culture........

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  • NONAME
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    4 months ago

    Life choices,.....

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  • 4 months ago

    1. Lack of EDUCATION, Lack of WORK ETHICS, LACK OF REAL WORK SKILLS, LACK or accepting responsibility for ones own actions and LACK OF EDUCATION.

    2. Hard work, education, self respect and respect of others, pride in ones self, hard work, bettering yourself with better education, getting an education in something actually useful in Collage, etc.

  • 4 months ago

    THE POOR MAKE DUMB DECISIONS WHILE THE RICH MAKE SMART DECISIONS

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    • Philip3 months agoReport

      ....and simply finding ways of getting more for less instead of producing more. Sorry, but that ain't capitalism by my book, that's cheating and that's dishonest business practice. (Which is rampant in our country as well as in others).

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Money money money money. A Mark, a yen, a buck or a pound is all that makes the world go around. That clinking clanking clunking sound.

    Source(s): Cabaret
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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The simple fact is that most,but not ALL poor people, NOT counting those who are old, disabled, have a bunch of kids, etc. just don't want to work. And when they do catch a break and get a little money they spend it on something stupid.

    Rich people worked for it. Again, MOST not ALL. Some of course inherited it, but that is not the majority. Read some bios of some ceos and others who started something successful. Many of them worked their ***es off and took great investment risks.

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