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The Fiction of the Self-Made Billionaire

There’s a lot more to astronomical financial success than “hard work”

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A few days ago, my daughter made an odd sound; actually, it was more of a noise. Whatever the classification, I’m sure it’s something every parent has heard before. It is the sound of disapproval, unique to young people…




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