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Today’s version of “Let Them Eat Cake”

Read it here. Not to start a discussion regarding work ethics or class, or how one gets to where they are in life (though this particular little gem seemed to have inherited much of her wealth from, you guessed it, her dad). I am just pointing out that one of the assertions made by feminists in the 1970s was that when women controlled more wealth and made more decisions in business, etc., the world would inevitably become a fairer, more just and peaceful place. Has it? Has all the progress women have made in making and controlling wealth had this effect? Google the phrase "women control most of the wealth" and you'll see all manner of stats. This site asserts women in the US control a whopping 75% of the wealth. So are we a more equitable and socially just society than we were, say, 40 years ago? Excerpt:

'"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire," she writes. "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself - spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working."
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"The lessons are the same," she writes. "You can't get rich without working hard, taking risks, investing and reinvesting your profits."

Of course, as Rinehart knows, you can also become very rich from inheriting and expanding your father's company.'


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