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    A Little Irony

    If you make a clear distinction with profiteerism-gauged Capitalism with resource-distribution gauged Machiavellianism, you find that famous characters in American history such as Jimmy Hoffa worked within socialist models but to have their group compete in the capitalism-geared market.

    Richie Rich is a great American comic book character who espouses the ironically beneficial qualities of capitalism (i.e., merchandising).

    Bruce Wayne, for example, on the other hand, is a man of wealth and industrial power which affords him symbolic social attention.

    Comic book villains such as Kingpin, a nemesis of Spider-Man, who seem financially strong, shape asset-flow towards brutally efficient power networks (and/or associations with crime syndicates).

    Maybe it just comes down to the traditional greed-wisdom dichotomy of money management (in the comic book world). Consumerism creates unusual ties between lifestyle consumption and ethics fantasies, and the media feeds this. Certainly, the fictional American comic book vigilante Catwoman, a sometimes-ally, sometimes-nemesis of Batman, wears outfits that seem reflective of real world street fashions in America and Europe. Catwoman starts out as a lowly bureaucrat in Gotham before making intriguing connections with the wealthy (and powerful) Bruce Wayne (and his alter ego).

    This issue seems to be either be very stimulating or a continuous dead-end, depending on the route of your analysis/investigation...





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    Most superheroes and villains with lots money also have other skills or a genius intellect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dispenser Of Truth View Post
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    The owner of pats got offered a plea deal in his prostitution case which is insane. You can't convince me money is not a Superpower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerbee911 View Post
    The owner of pats got offered a plea deal in his prostitution case which is insane. You can't convince me money is not a Superpower
    It was not the money per se. It was connections to reach the right people with the money. Money may have even helped forge the connections, but in both cases, money is the fuel and the skills are the actual engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerbee911 View Post
    The owner of pats got offered a plea deal in his prostitution case which is insane. You can't convince me money is not a Superpower
    Definitely a resource, but that doesn't make it a superpower.

    Drop him naked in a cave, and what's he going to do? At that point, he's got just his talents and abilities.
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    No love for the Green Team?
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    Hillary was right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton View Post
    If you have enough money, you can basically achieve almost anything. Except it can't buy love, money's Kryptonite.
    Money cant but love. But it can rent it for an hour or so.
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