Billionaires

So I just saw this and was wondering what DiSers think about a) the existence of billionaires and b) how easy you’d find it to spend a nice round billion dollars

I could spend a billion dollars easily… I think

I’d like to think that once I’ve bought some really old synthesizer from the Soviet Union that is prone to catching fire and made a feature film, I’d just do nice shit with the money

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trying to make a joke of Billionaires - Billy on airs - and name my favourite DJs called William but cant think of any

You can spend a billion easily enough, but at that level expenditure is mainly about maintaining/expanding wealth, power, influence, etc, rather than “I can now buy this thing I’ve always wanted”.

Now I want some caramel shortbread

One billion tacos.

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What if I have lots of it?

How do we all feel about the universal adoption of the American billion (1,000,000,000)?

Why suddenly change the number rules at billion? Should be a million million, no?

man, billionaire’s shortbread must be aaaccceeee

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I’m in favour of it. Talking about ten thousand million or something is ridiculous.

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this is the correct and good opinion

everyone has wealth, how can it be evil?

not everyone has a fair share tho - this is where i can maybe believe an argument about good v evil

I think the elon musk thread probably sums up what DiS thinks about billionaires

Repossess their control of the means of production and send them to work in factories/on farms.

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Could easily spend it. Free breakfast for everyone in Britain for a year. As long as no one goes for the £6 toast I should be able to cover the cost easy

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I thought this was really good, if you’ve not seen…

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That looks fucking awesome

It’s great.

I’m mutual Facebook friends with a billionaire, was always surprised at how dull he made being really rich look.