3.5 billion people living in poverty is fantastic news

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#1 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20095 posts) -

Source. Makes sense. Or does it? You decide!

#2 Posted by one_plum (6364 posts) -

A person of wealth and prestige implying the world is perfect and fair. No surprises here.

#3 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20095 posts) -
@one_plum said:

A person of wealth and prestige implying the world is perfect and fair. No surprises here.

He's doing a great job at making sure those crappy poor people continue to work hard by inspiring them with his riches.

#4 Posted by one_plum (6364 posts) -

@Hexagon_777 said:
@one_plum said:

A person of wealth and prestige implying the world is perfect and fair. No surprises here.

He's doing a great job at making sure those crappy poor people continue to work hard by inspiring them with his riches.

Heh

#5 Posted by MacBoomStick (1822 posts) -

Population of all of Africa, population of India, most of the population of China. Sounds about right to me.

#6 Posted by comp_atkins (32035 posts) -

the woman's look of "are you f-cking retarded??" when he said that was the perfect reaction.

#7 Posted by lostrib (42848 posts) -

The guy is a dumbass, but the writer of this article isn't much better

#8 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

You guys obviously don't get it because you're poor.

#9 Posted by Stesilaus (3549 posts) -

@Fightingfan said:

You guys obviously don't get it because you're poor.

We didn't just win the lottery. :-(

#10 Edited by Barbariser (6761 posts) -

It's quite common for megarich people to feed their own ego by drawing on themselves as inspirations to others, and this is what happens when you combine that attitude with an immense ignorance of what poverty is like for most humans.

#11 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20095 posts) -
@comp_atkins said:

the woman's look of "are you f-cking retarded??" when he said that was the perfect reaction.

I lol'd when I saw that too. I guess you just have to be good in one area to make money since this guy is a complete turd otherwise.

#12 Posted by JML897 (33133 posts) -

what a pos

#14 Edited by Hexagon_777 (20095 posts) -

^GazaAli, please repost.^

#15 Edited by BranKetra (49921 posts) -

While there are benefits to having enough personal self-esteem for a goal such as what Kevin O'Leary believes the impoverished are capable of having for themselves, life has many struggles which can make such dreams impossible to obtain. It pains me to say this, but he is being naive at best and disingenuous at worst.

#16 Edited by HoolaHoopMan (7889 posts) -

I remember that guy from Shark Tank. What a blow hard. In all honesty those 3.5 billion people are probably living in overpopulated poor areas of east/south east asia, which in decades past have been far worse.

But the notion that its AWESOME that less than 100 people have more than half the global population? Mocking him doesn't even begin to scratch the surface at how delusional he sounds.

#17 Posted by Storm_Marine (12138 posts) -

Well that's the kind of CBC apishness we Canadian taxpayers fund. You're welcome.

#18 Posted by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Like the NBA, poverty is Faaaaaantastic.

#19 Posted by one_plum (6364 posts) -

@Storm_Marine said:

Well that's the kind of CBC apishness we Canadian taxpayers fund. You're welcome.

Strange thing they would put considering CBC is rather left-wing.