Re: Gedankenexperiment on Uberwealth, and more thoughts

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From: Colin Coller (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 14:43:05 PDT

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Jeff Bone wrote:

> I would point out that it's somewhat disingenuous to say "money can't
> buy happiness" if you would, in fact, take the dough... and anyone here
> that claims they wouldn't take the dough is either a truly unusual human
> being or, more likely, just engaging in world-class denial. If you
> would take the dough, then clearly you feel that your own happiness
> would or could be enhanced by having it.

Perhaps, instead of "money can't buy happiness", you could say "it's
easier or more economical to buy other people happiness".

With $1B you could buy homes for tens of thousands of low income
families, create jobs, create social programs, etc.

I can't think of anything a billionaire could do, buy, create, etc.
for themselves that would make them just as happy as everyone they
could help with their wealth.


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