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How Many Billionaires Are There, Anyway? by By Willy Staley

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Whatever the answer, the mystery is revealing : "The issue with billionaires is that their power comes with no accountability.. even if they fail! They’re not elected to the role, so you can’t vote them out of it. They didn’t become billionaires by cashing paychecks, so there’s no one you can harass into firing them. They didn’t break the law to make a billion dollars — at least usually not... And until something changes, we will live in a nation that is substantially warped by the gravity of their fortunes....  They fly to private islands on private jets and do God-knows-what there. Their yachts remind us that, no matter what the paperwork says, they’re citizens of no nation; that if we try to fix them in place , they can just go elsewhere. They become enamored of certain ideas —  and can spend nearly unlimited sums in the pursuit of making them a reality.

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