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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    No, it isn't only that. The rate of growth also increased as you go up the scale. Look at the 50% mark and the 99% mark:

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      Yr    50%     99%   Ratio
    1963    41   1,457    35.54
    1983    83   3,323    40.03
    2016    97  10,400   107.21
    Let's specifically take the period since 1983, the Reaganomics Era:

    50% wealth increase = (97-83)/83 = 17%
    99% wealth increase = (10,400-3,323)/3,323 = 213%

    That is what Republican and Democratic Neoliberal economic policies do.

    Let's compare to the period 1963 - 1983, the Great Society Era:

    50% wealth increase = (83-41)/41 = 102%
    99% wealth increase = (3,323-1,457)/1,457 = 128%

    That is what an aggressive graduated income tax does.

    The low marginal tax rates increased the 99%'s ROI by 85% -- the exact amount that the 50%'s ROI decreased. It robbed from the middle class and gave to the rich.

    That is the greatest redistribution of wealth between the classes in world history. It destroyed the American middle class and is now destroying democracy.

    * Moved to Economics thread *
    That is the result of having more money to play with.

    Anyway, there is still a middle class, it's just redefined.

    Now back to the virus talk, if you have money, you're taken care of. If not...then good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The way to deal with thread drift is to talk about the original topic. Or to suggest the people who have a parenthetical move it to the appropriate thread. Nicely. Not like a dick.
    That was me being a dick? Wow.

    Lots of other places to argue economics, letís leave This for the actual virus

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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    That was me being a dick? Wow.

    Lots of other places to argue economics, letís leave This for the actual virus
    You weren't being a dcik, IMO.
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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Someone asked me a question and I answered it. The middle class as we knew it no longer exists. Some people can't or won't see it. Whether the reason is they're bad at math or they still believe in the American Dream, mom, apple pie, the Nuclear Family and the Middle Class and facing the reality would destroy their carefully constructed sense of self...well, that's anyone's guess.

    I'm done now. Back to the cheerful topic of the deadly virus that will eventually wipe out humanity.

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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Itís not cheerful, but for an epi nerd/grad student like myself itís something I want to discuss alll the time. I probably need a new hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Itís not cheerful, but for an epi nerd/grad student like myself itís something I want to discuss alll the time. I probably need a new hobby
    A new hobby? Might I suggest college hockey?

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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    That was me being a dick? Wow.

    Lots of other places to argue economics, letís leave This for the actual virus
    And that would be a fine way to put it. Not passive aggressive snark.

    But on the Great Scroll of Internet Wrongs it has a hardness scale of 2, so de nada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    And that would be a fine way to put it. Not passive aggressive snark.

    But on the Great Scroll of Internet Wrongs it has a hardness scale of 2, so de nada.
    Not sure Minnesotans know how to not be passive aggressive...

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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Not sure Minnesotans know how to not be passive aggressive...
    Well, bless your heart for saying that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Someone asked me a question and I answered it. The middle class as we knew it no longer exists. Some people can't or won't see it. Whether the reason is they're bad at math or they still believe in the American Dream, mom, apple pie, the Nuclear Family.......
    Wait, so now the blame is on single moms of color for messing up the American middle class family???

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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    It's officially a crisis.
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    Re: nCoV 2019-2020 Outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's officially a crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's officially a crisis.
    If they are $300 each now, imagine how expensive if using union labor in Canada or the US?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's officially a crisis.
    Sure, people are dying but THIS cannot be allowed to happen.

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