Bob Evans bob at
Sat Nov 28 16:13:00 UTC 2015

I think he means to say the rich get richer on the other side of the
investment by playing the shorting and the buying of stock in the gambling
marketplace. As the stock itself can create a new currency.... so they
make more money playing with that than the actually investment. They are
on the inside hence the saying the rich get richer.
Thank You
Bob Evans

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Kiriki Delany <kiriki at>
> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Bottom line, is the industry needs to be increasing value, because the
>> flip
>> side.... working for no profit, surviving off investment only... there's
>> no
>> end-game. You see this cycle time and time again as market share is
>> grabbed,
>> then underperforming companies are rolled up. In this process value is
>> destroyed.
>> Ultimately this is also why it's extremely damaging for investors to
>> constantly invest in companies that don't make a profit, and don't
>> provide a
>> successful economical model for the services/products provided. These
>> companies largely live on investor money, lose money, and in their wake
>> destroy value for the entire industry. Of course the end-game for the
>> investors is to make money... I'm always surprised how strong
>> investment/gambles are for non-profitable companies. I guess there is no
>> end
>> to those with too much money that have to place that money somewhere. As
>> the
>> rich get richer, there will only be more dumb money cheapening the value
>> proposition. After all, who needs value when you have willing investors.
> I'm confused.  If these companies largely live on investor money,
> lose money, and destroy is it that a scant two sentences
> later, the rich are getting richer, and there is _more_ dumb money?
> I would posit the rich get richer because they *do*
> see value in the investments they make.  That is,
> value is being created in these deals...just not for
> everyone.
> Matt

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