Billionaires


#1

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


#2

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


#3

image


#4

alright, william onyeabor


#5

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


#6

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”.


#7

Now I want some caramel shortbread


#8

One billion tacos.


#9

isn’t that merely millionaire’s shortbread?


#10

What if I have lots of it?


#11

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?


#12

man, billionaire’s shortbread must be aaaccceeee


#13

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


#14

wealth is evil, obviously


#15

this is the correct and good opinion


#16

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


#17

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


#18

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


#19

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


#20

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