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How to Take Over the World

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How to Take Over the World

Tired of working for a living and having your usual nine to five job fail to pay your bills?  Unable to climb your mound of personal debt?  Spending too much time bowing down to "the man?"  Fear not, faithful readers... by following this simple tutorial, you too can climb to alpha dog of the planet. 
 
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Step 1: Be Born into Wealth and Power

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Rising to power from the working or lower classes is a tough order, if not downright impossible. To truly rise to power, it's almost essential that you must first be born into wealth. Lisa Kroll writes in Forbes magazine regarding the 10 most wealthy dictators, "Entrepreneurs they’re not. These fortunes are largely derived from inheritances or positions of power. And the lines often blur between what is owned by the country and what is owned by the individual."  If by chance you're not born into wealth... well... keep those fingers crossed for a wealthy benefactor, Pip. 

Step 2: Work the System

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Once the slurry of your fortune has finally set, you must next turn your attention to working the system to get ahead.  Your wealth and pedigree will net you the finest education money can buy, but your primary, secondary, and higher education will not simply end in the classroom. "Just as private schools are a pervasive feature in the lives of upper-class children, so, too, are private social clubs a major point of orientation in the lives of upper-class adults," writes G. WIlliam Domhoff of Third World Traveller. "Ultimately, social standing in their world reduces to one issue: where does an individual or family rank on the scale of private club memberships and informal cliques."  Useful tip: don't forget to change out of that sweaty Polo gear before lunch with Buffy and Reginald at the yacht club!
rmason71 year ago
So anyone know where I can get some kryptonite? Lex Lu--...er...I mean "the boss" wants to know where he can get some...
Quite true...and despite the popular myth that is perpetrated by the elites of the world....wealth is usually inherited and is very rarely "created". The Horatio Alger story of lifting oneself up by their bootstraps onto world domination is by and large a myth. But its a useful myth for the ruling elites. Hence lotteries, gambling and get rich quick schemes never grow old. ;)
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jagrfelm (author)  Amenhotep IV3 years ago
Thanks, TCBY!
vincent75203 years ago
Inst' incomplete : here is the forefinger on the red switch ???…
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Mr. jagrfelm -- what next?