“I hope it’s not working,” Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. “Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”
Besides wondering how these people got so rich being so ignorant, a common refrain I find when meeting really wealthy people, how do they think this is going to make them sound? Apparently these people are used to giving voice to whatever electrical impulses flow across their lobes. If only more people had told them to think a bit more over the years, maybe we’d be spared this crap.
Did the Germans envy the Jews, is that why they killed them? Like when your parents told you the bullies making fun of you were just jealous of you.
The only question I have for the guy who got rich encouraging schnooks to renovate their own bathrooms is whether he’s ever changed the wax seal on a toilet himself. I bet not.