headhonchoII wrote:The rich can be defined as people in a certain top percentile income bracket. It's really not very complicated. It can also be defined as people able to afford a few million NTD car.
Can you tell me which percentile of income earners are rich and what their total income, or residual income should be for them to be considered rich?
Can you tell me how many millions of dollars after taxes a car must be and in respect to usage for the owner of it to be considered "rich"? And please use a specific currency denomination.
I imagine that if identifying rich people is a science, then these questions shouldn't be difficult for the average person to answer. Most things of basic science are taught in high school after all.
You know I believe a lot of people think they know what it means to be "rich" or who "rich" people are and think they can identify them easily and separate them from others based on their purchases. I know however that most people are wrong about what it means to be rich. Am I rich? Certainly. I would suggest that you likely are too. We both have the time to spend hours on a computer each day chatting about subjects like this. That in my book, makes me rich. Doe it make me want to give up half of my earnings to the government? No. It doesn't. Does it make me want to give away half my earnings to the government so that they can then redistribute them to even richer people? No. It doesn't. Do I mind the government building a road for me and charging me a toll for the use of that road? No. I on't mind at all. I also don't mind paying a fuel company for fuel, or a car company for a car.
But I take issue with those that suggest that I have somehow purchased what THEY consider to be a luxury item. I know people who consider a bicycle to be a luxury item, or even a pair of shoes. There are no lines between the rich and the richer.