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Taylor Swift officially declared a billionaire by Forbes

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I have to wonder if the new capitalists are the real characters behind George Orwell's Animal Farm. People think it's about socialism, but I see it from a different perspective, it's about capitalist greed, and how people in power aren't happy with what they have, and tell us ALL BOATS RISE, and we will all be happy, while they are given the trickle from the billionaire, to be shared. The billionaires want more. and it's the workers who pay the most, and often suffer the most. The rich can get that private health care, never have to worry about their mortgage, or even worry about buying a one-bedroom place, heating or eating or will they be kicked out by the landlord in favour of the other guy who can pay more. They are happy that food banks are there for the poor, like someone out of the Dickensian novel, and we should be happy at MINIMUM wage. Not a living wage, but the minimum, begging for Tips from the kind Scrooge. The new pigs are the capitalists, bankers and politicians, making the average person pay, as a percentage of earnings, more than multimillionaires. Nothing wrong with being a millionaire or even a billionaire, so long as you pay the same rate of tax, as the nurse, teacher, doctor, or Uber delivery guy. we aren't blaming immigrants, single parents, the disabled or the unemployed for the problems of a nation.

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> dagonToday  06:33 pm JST

It's commendable for her, but there ought to be a limit on individual wealth, perhaps around $50 million.The notion of one person possessing more wealth than entire nations is absurd and unsustainable.

Actually as a hardcore socialist I disagree.

Not a fan of Swift or her music, but in general and in this present music market where most of the revenue comes from performing they are making mad money by the sweat of their brow.

On the other hand the financiers, trust funders, banker bailout receivers, people who make money moving around funds are parasites on society.

https://www.bu.edu/eci/2022/08/02/mad-money-the-financialization-and-rising-inequality-of-the-us-economy/

A 'hardcore socialist'? Okaaay, ..

I agree about the bankers, that's just greed. Taylor Swift is far from greedy. An I bet she would agree with me.

Come on, though, all credit goes to her talent and business acumen, but does anyone really need a billion dollars or even half a billion dollars? It's unsustainable and I doubt future generations will be as accepting of it as we are today.

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It's commendable for her, but there ought to be a limit on individual wealth, perhaps around $50 million.The notion of one person possessing more wealth than entire nations is absurd and unsustainable.

Actually as a hardcore socialist I disagree.

Not a fan of Swift or her music, but in general and in this present music market where most of the revenue comes from performing they are making mad money by the sweat of their brow.

On the other hand the financiers, trust funders, banker bailout receivers, people who make money moving around funds are parasites on society.

https://www.bu.edu/eci/2022/08/02/mad-money-the-financialization-and-rising-inequality-of-the-us-economy/

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Remember When Taylor Swift Played a $20 Concert for a Tiny Alabama High School?

To think, there was a time when the now-superstar was still paying her dues.

Dust off your Von Dutch trucker hat and squeeze into your skinniest skinny jeans, because we're traveling back in time to 2007, the year Swift played a $20 show in Anniston, Alabama.

Fresh-faced Taylor Swift took the stage in the gymnasium of Saks High School, a suburban public school with a current enrollment of 306 students in grades 8-12. Tickets were only $20 for the concert, with proceeds supporting the Saks High football team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paJyluKswqQ

If ya had your photo taken with her back then, it'd be worth a lot more now, lol

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Celebrities and billionaires are harbingers of change. Several such supremely blessed fellow mortals are making relentless efforts to bring a ray of hope in the lives of the hungry, the poor, the illiterate, the homeless, the downtrodden, and other severely challenged human beings who are forced to live on the peripheries of existence.

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Some people are so disgustingly rich, while people can’t even have health care or can’t even get a home in the USA. Being generous to your staff is great, but as a nation , a government , we should be helpful as not everyone has the good fortune( no pun intended) to have won the genetic, health talent and wealth lottery. It’s great to be a billionaire but even warren buffet thinks he should be taxed a bit more…. And he’s a multi-billionaire and supports charities.

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@Metattokyo

Move to North Korea. Problem solved.

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Never cared for her music, but I do think that she is a great marketer just like Madonna and Lady Gaga, so good on her, hope she makes as much money as possible.

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So happy for her.

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when someone is that rich, they should be paying me to come watch them, not the other way around.

I don't think you understand supply and demand.

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Back in the day, I had occasion to meet a lot of famous people. I would honestly say that 99+% of them were very, very nice people, and I suspect that goes for Ms. Swift, as well.

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She is probably a very nice person. However, when someone is that rich, they should be paying me to come watch them, not the other way around.

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I don't follow her music but from all accounts, she is a very generous person to her staff and others.

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Can't stand her

What can’t you stand?

She treats people working for her well and gives a lot to charities and well as setting up her own. If she was caught skimming off these charities, that would be appalling and would deserve dislike.

I can understand not liking someone’s music but disliking the person because of that would be a bit childish.

I don’t see too much to dislike here.

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She needs to be equitable and give it away to people who don't work as hard as she has.

She's been fairly generous with her money.

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proxyToday  08:48 am JST

She needs to be equitable and give it away to people who don't work as hard as she has.

I know a lot of people who work a lot harder than her but only earn a pittance.

Becoming famous is a lot of hard work combined with talent and a lot of luck.

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She needs to be equitable and give it away to people who don't work as hard as she has.

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Can't stand her

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It's commendable for her, but there ought to be a limit on individual wealth, perhaps around $50 million.

The notion of one person possessing more wealth than entire nations is absurd and unsustainable.

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Congrats! Great news for this woman. Hard work and deep dedication to her art and pushing to be the best, that’s the beauty of Capitalism.

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