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The billionaire population not only surged during the pandemic with the record total of super rich reaching an unprecedented 2,755, their fortunes also boomed. The numbers reached highs that were previously deemed impossible to achieve in a single lifetime.

Think of Tesla’s Elon Musk, who grew his fortune from $25bn to more than $150bn. Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person for the 4th year running, worth $177 billion, up $64 billion from a year ago as a result of surging Amazon shares. Today, according to this recent report, billionaires are wealthier than half the planet.

No wonder that so many people see the whole situation as disturbing and unfair, hence this Reddit community that observes, analyzes and discusses the insanely super rich. Welcome to “Greed Incorporated,” the relatively new subreddit created in 2021 that gathered people who just can’t sit and stay silent about greed with no limits. Below we wrapped up some of the most eye-opening and disturbing posts shared here.

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    Boats Are A Horrible Investment

    Boats Are A Horrible Investment

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We are still living in a caste system, we just feel to special to actually realize it.

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    The anti-poverty charity Oxfam reported that the world's 10 richest men had their wealth doubled, from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, during the pandemic, a mindblowing rate equal to $15,000 per second. Nine of the planet’s 10 richest people are Americans.

    According to Irit Tamir, the director of Oxfam's private sector development, the wealth gap is nothing new, but its new record heights are nothing economists have seen or imagined before. "The gap between the rich and the poor was increasing even before the pandemic started. But the pandemic supercharged this in a whole host of ways."

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    To Rich People Who Hate The Poor?... Yes

    To Rich People Who Hate The Poor?... Yes

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Americans. How come you elected Trump and Biden and didn't give this guy a shot at the top job? He speaks a lot of sense. A lot.

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    What’s The Biggest Culprit In The Loss Of Democracy In The USA, #followthemoney Of Greed, Lobbying, & Oligarchy. Help Progressive Democrats Orgs & Policy

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    Tamir argues that in terms of the wealth gap, "We are in an even more outrageous situation than we were last year or the year before." He added in an interview for CBS News that "Wealth is begetting wealth, and it becomes exponential.” The director of Oxfam’s private sector development said that he fears by next year, those numbers will only continue to increase and that gap will only widen. Moreover, in Oxfam's view, rising inequality poses risks to billions of people across the world, who aren't sharing in the same gains in wealth and may be cut off from equal access to health care, vaccines and economic opportunity.

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    Then He Pays The Immigrant Half A Cookie To Work For Him Since The Worker Would Cost 2. Damn Inflation!

    Then He Pays The Immigrant Half A Cookie To Work For Him Since The Worker Would Cost 2. Damn Inflation!

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    We’re Taught To Admire The Rich & Laziness Is The Only Thing Keeping Me From Being Rich. Just A Few More 60 Hr Work Weeks...

    We’re Taught To Admire The Rich & Laziness Is The Only Thing Keeping Me From Being Rich. Just A Few More 60 Hr Work Weeks...

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Right that's it....I'm lazy. We work long hours for mediocre pay so the rich could become richer by exploiting the workers but nah...we're just lazy.

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    #9

    Anti-Greed Saturday

    Anti-Greed Saturday

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If this is true, kudos to him for not being a billionaire d**k and actually being a good guy.

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    Meanwhile, Abigail Disney, a spokeswoman for higher taxes on the rich and better wages for workers, believes that inequality is widening after years of weakened support for unions and changes in regulations that were meant to protect ordinary Americans. Lawmakers have cut taxes on the richest earners since the 1980s with the idea they would use the extra income to create jobs and economic opportunity, yet research has found that hasn't happened—and the tax cuts only helped the rich.

    Disney wrote in the report: "Society was riddled with cracks when we started this pandemic—cracks which have widened into fault lines. There is more than enough money to solve most of the world's problems. It's just being held in the hands of millionaires and billionaires who aren't paying their fair share."

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    This Is My Point

    This Is My Point

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    That Is Hands Down The Most Accurate Thing I Have Read In A While

    That Is Hands Down The Most Accurate Thing I Have Read In A While

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Why not both ? You can't struggle to improve society if you are already struggling to survive. That's the 2 legs of the unions: one to improve every day live, the other to improve society.

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    We All Need To Do Our Part To Pay For This Ridiculous Military Budget

    We All Need To Do Our Part To Pay For This Ridiculous Military Budget

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Governments should and could do something about this but unfortunately they sit on their bums waiting for a pension and of course keeping an eye on their shares in said company!

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    #15

    It Is Time To Tax The Rich ( 1%people)

    It Is Time To Tax The Rich ( 1%people)

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

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    #19

    A Society Where Human Life Has Value?

    A Society Where Human Life Has Value?

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Babylonian law: Interest rate is fixed for all terms. Don't expect repayment too soon. Jewish law: Stoning people is OK but Don't lend money at interest. Islamic Law: Mutilation as punishment is OK but don't lend at interest. Romans: Crucifixion is fine, 8% interest not so much. Medieval Europe : no borrowing from Christians. Are we getting a theme...

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    #20

    Space Cowboys

    Space Cowboys

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    I Want To Know, Why?

    I Want To Know, Why?

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    2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I don't know the story behind this, but I bet she didn't get a good answer. People that talk sense rarely do.

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    Oh They Know

    Oh They Know

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This is it exactly. They know people are struggling to survive so why pay a decent salary when you can exploit their situation and make even more money. We see it here with a lot of migrants.

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    #24

    The Big Corporation Is Our Problem

    The Big Corporation Is Our Problem

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    While this is so very wrong, the FC5 potato was registered/patented by Pepsi for exclusive use. The law suit was dropped and Pepsi lost it's sole right to use the Indian seed. They should have offer to buy the the crop from the farmers!!

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    #25

    Nothing Changed In 80+ Years

    Nothing Changed In 80+ Years

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    It's a wonderful, wonderful book. I read it in high school first and re-read it a few years back. If you haven't read it, I strongly suggest you do so. That book, and the photography of Dorothea Lange, perfectly encapsulate the American Great Depression.

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    And The Years You Spent In School To Get That Job So U Can Pay Student Loan Interest For The Rest Of Your Life. Who’s Idea Was All This?

    And The Years You Spent In School To Get That Job So U Can Pay Student Loan Interest For The Rest Of Your Life. Who’s Idea Was All This?

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    #29

    Tax The F*cking Billionaires

    Tax The F*cking Billionaires

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    People blame the billionaires for paying too low of taxes, but it's the politicians that are the ones that pass the tax laws, blame them, and stop voting for incumbents.

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    #31

    Socialism For The Rich, Capitalism For The Poor

    Socialism For The Rich, Capitalism For The Poor

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    Man I Suck At Economics

    Man I Suck At Economics

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Socialism isn't a dirty word. It does not mean equal shares for all, but it does mean pooling your resources to benefit all. And it works in most places where it's really properly implemented.

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    #33

    Across The Pond It’s Just As Corrupt

    Across The Pond It’s Just As Corrupt

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    Where's The Lie?

    Where's The Lie?

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    It's time to start taking back our stolen wealth. It's time to bring the 3% to justice.

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    Pandemic Nostalgia

    Pandemic Nostalgia

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Anyone else think it's weird how the super-rich churches keep telling us that 'the meek shall inherit the earth'?

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    Anti-Greed Saturday: A Day To Focus On Generosity And Its Impact. Share More Stories On This Thread

    Anti-Greed Saturday: A Day To Focus On Generosity And Its Impact. Share More Stories On This Thread

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Sounds like social system with extra steps.. these stories are always praised but if I say that thats just basic social security, larger group paying little each so others can survive, americans start to yell communism.

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    And Thats Why It Wont Happen Unless We Unite & Strike

    And Thats Why It Wont Happen Unless We Unite & Strike

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We should because, as another bp user stated, forgot who it was, use one day for chores the next for fun and the third day for lying in bed like you have some victorian wasting disease

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    #39

    About The Only Way Ill Ever See That Much

    About The Only Way Ill Ever See That Much

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    How Much Fight Do You Have?

    How Much Fight Do You Have?

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    The Homeless Man Should Have Given The Stolen Money To His Own Corporation Then It Would Be Ok

    The Homeless Man Should Have Given The Stolen Money To His Own Corporation Then It Would Be Ok

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    Double Dare

    Double Dare

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    He's one of the hosts on the 5-4 podcast about how awful the Supreme Court has always been. All three hosts manage to be incredibly funny while diving into the court cases that keep wealth and power in the hands of the rich, keep marginalized groups marginalized, and the just generally crass and evil decisions they've handed down. Highly recommend it

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    #43

    He Better Not Take My Sourdough

    He Better Not Take My Sourdough

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    Another Myth: We’re Fat, Lazy & Dumb. Im Not Dumb! Do U Know How Much I Spent On College?

    Another Myth: We’re Fat, Lazy & Dumb. Im Not Dumb! Do U Know How Much I Spent On College?

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'm fat, lazy and brilliant. How else could I be making so much and doing so little - lol

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    #45

    Stop Defending ,start Taxing Them

    Stop Defending ,start Taxing Them

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Wow, great example. Especially since they just "borrow" money against their portfolio and never really realize the gain till they die.

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    Nope Cant Afford It

    Nope Cant Afford It

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    3% military budget?? Seriously? OMG. If just half of that money was used for free healthcare the USA would be the coolest country on the planet!

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    Pay Me What I Am Worth, Give Me Healthcare And Leave Me The F**k Alone

    Pay Me What I Am Worth, Give Me Healthcare And Leave Me The F**k Alone

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I’m convinced most people don’t know what socialism means. Socialism ain’t Communism. A Capitalist society filled with some socialist policies is always amazing. The only time socialism is bad is when it devolves into Communism. Communism has never worked, but Capitalist societies with plenty of socialist policies rule.

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    Just 1% Of The Military Budget Is A S**t Ton Of Money. But Lets Increase It Just Incase

    Just 1% Of The Military Budget Is A S**t Ton Of Money. But Lets Increase It Just Incase

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    this sounds so obvious I don't undersrtand why people don't do it !

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    But They Said They Can Barely Afford My Wage & How Lucky I Am...

    But They Said They Can Barely Afford My Wage & How Lucky I Am...

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I take it Fox news is bad news in the US? 🤦‍♀️sorry for the accidental pun, i just cringed

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    But The Shareholding Investors Want That $20 Billion.. What Are We Suppose To Tell Them?

    But The Shareholding Investors Want That $20 Billion.. What Are We Suppose To Tell Them?

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I remember my boyfriend's last employer made a 300% above-target profit and growth increase in one year (while he, along with others, was working 12 hours a day and received a daily sneer from their boss). Their reward was a one-time bonus of 750 euros, that they would only receive if they weren't sick too often.

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