Filthy Rich

How do the filthy rich get that way? Well, if reports about how the Russians do it are to be believed, it’s a combination of talk and not paying one’s bills. Or to put it another way — persuade people to hand over their money and never give it back. Oral commitments and hand shakes is all it takes.
Of course, that’s the same pattern they follow with banks. The difference with banks is that they keep records and the origin of the bankruptcy can be tracked. But, the result is the same. Eventually, the filthy rich are gone with the wind. It’s the poor we always have with us.