Paul graham's essay on inequality paul graham has written some great essays: like here but “economic inequality” is not one of them i'll make just a few points here nothing in paul's essay is incompatible with a policy of taxing the wealthy more and instituting a basic income in the united states. If the rich people in a society got that way by taking wealth from the poor, then you have the degenerate case of economic inequality where the cause of poverty  some who read this essay will say that i'm clueless or even being deliberately misleading by focusing so much on the richer end of economic inequality—that. The essays on programming languages are very interesting, paul graham clearly knows what he's talking about especially that he is co-creating a new lisp dialect called arc but i didn't like pg makes a lot of great observations and talks about a lot of things - nerds, wealth, hacking, painting, history, people, religion etc. I would read his book hackers and painters to start but the indispensable essays are: 1 how to make wealth: http://paulgrahamcom/wealthhtml 2 how to start a startup http://paulgrahamcom/starthtml 3 hiring is obsolete (maybe his best) htt. “eliminating great variations in wealth would mean eliminating startups,” graham wrote “and that doesn't seem a wise move” interesting read seahawks lineman russell okung responds to paul graham's essay on economic inequality and startup https://tco/xhyqxlnxy3 — werner vogels (@werner. About 80% of his essay about economic inequality is a thinly veiled condemnation of poors who paul graham thinks are too stupid to understand why the rich are wealthy they are stupid, he says, because they demand wealth redistribution as a means of addressing poverty rather than attacking poverty.
Aaron harris : paul, there's a lot that people have learned from you over time, both from your essays and from working directly with you so i just want to say thanks so much for joining us today i'm looking forward to the conversation paul graham : i'm looking forward to it, too let's see how good a job you. Before he published his essay on inequality, paul graham sent it to me for comment i sent him some paul graham (left) and tim o'reilly (right) in a virtual discussion paul's defense of technology (which he frames as “startups”) is that it creates wealth for all, even as (he claims) it creates inequality. In his essay on income inequality, paul graham credited me for pre-publication feedback because he didn't do much with my but when you look at it from a macro-economic perspective, virtually everyone accepts that wealth created by startup innovation is a good thing no one resents it it is in fact the. Yet mr graham defends rising inequality, and penned a fear mongering screed to that end on his website, asserting that there's social value for the very wealthy to accumulate wealth unimpeded his essay has sparked conversations across the internet, one that's easier to renew today as oxfam also.
In an essay, he defends startups because they generate new wealth rather than take from the existing pie. My sister went to wharton and she became a banker, and when i began my first year there that's what i thought i was going to be too albeit, my sister has since come to her senses and now is out of that game (congrats linda) i thought going into banking would be a pretty safe track for me i knew i wanted. Paul graham (born 1964) is an american essayist, entrepreneur, investor, and programmer he is known for his essays when those far removed from the creation of wealth -- undergraduates, reporters, politicians -- hear that the richest 5% of the people have half the total wealth, they tend to think injustice an experienced.
There are a lot of ways to get rich, and this essay is about only one of them this essay is about how to make money by creating wealth and getting paid for it there are plenty of other ways to get money, including chance, speculation, marriage, inheritance, theft, extortion, fraud, monopoly, graft, lobbying, counterfeiting, and. When i first read paul graham's essay how to make wealth, i was quickly seduced, like, i am sure, many young corporate cubicle-dwellers who think themselves more clever than their employers, and found myself day-dreaming about quitting my job and forming a startup with a catchy url and the $50.
May 2004 (this essay was originally published in hackers & painters) if you wanted to get rich, how would you do it i think your best bet would be to start or join a startup that's been a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years the word startup dates from the 1960s, but what happens in one is very similar to the.