GREED ON DISPLAY

GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby spacemonkey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Although we like to say were not, we are greedy and like to show it off. Latest display, a painting going for about 450 million. That would feed, educate, and house many. Is it really possible to survive in a finite world with such a disease?
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby John Galt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:54 pm

i don't know how the sale price of a painting is a display of greed. opulence, yes, but a sign of greed? excessive greed s self centered and without limits, and does not empathize with others. it acts in a cold reasonable way about how to maximize everything for yourself. greed on display would be EA games putting microtransactions into a game you also buy. greed on display would be facebook not caring that russians helped sway an election in their echo chamber because they got paid. greed on display would be any one of Apple's annual events. but buying a painting? i don't think that's really greedy. i think that's f**k dumb.
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby ToddStarnes » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm

It's a crazy world. Another example - Obama had a charity of his spend 20 grand on a portrait of Obama. Thoughts on that, spacemonkey?
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby exploited » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:20 pm

Worth every cent. That is one of only twenty da Vinci paintings in the world. If I was a multibillionaire, I would scoop that shit up with no hesitation.

That said, yeah, belongs in a public gallery. Part of our common heritage.
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby John Galt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm

*alleged da Vinci
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:50 am

No matter how fat your portfolio, you take zero to your dirtholio. If we ever go mad max, real value will be common sense and friends with common sense. A gold bar does little for a drowning man.
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby NAB » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 pm

This is the market speaking you commie.
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby ToddStarnes » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:45 pm

spacemonkey wrote:No matter how fat your portfolio, you take zero to your dirtholio. If we ever go mad max, real value will be common sense and friends with common sense. A gold bar does little for a drowning man.

I was thinking non perishables and an M-16.
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Re: GREED ON DISPLAY

Postby spacemonkey » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:49 am

ToddStarnes wrote:
spacemonkey wrote:No matter how fat your portfolio, you take zero to your dirtholio. If we ever go mad max, real value will be common sense and friends with common sense. A gold bar does little for a drowning man.

I was thinking non perishables and an M-16.

Common sense = you and your friends already have those.
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