Analysis and opinions concerning the issues of the day, from the point of view of a populist, New-Deal-style Democrat. You can reach me at mftalbot (at) hotmail dot com
Sunday, October 03, 2010
The Bill Gates Index
My brother Mike keeps a "Mike Talbot/Bill Gates Index", in which he calculates how many years he would have to work at his present salary, and saving every penny of his income, to equal Bill Gates wealth. The Index stands at One million four hundred and seventeen thousand years.