'He stole if off the people'Sid wrote: ↑11 months ago
Legal means jack. Jeff Bezos legally owns 183bn dollars. But he didn't earn it. No one can earn that much in a lifetime. He stole it off the people that generate the wealth for Amazon, most of whom he sticks on minimum wage and live in poverty. I'll never say it's their money cos it's just not.
All I'm saying is coronavirus has shown the frailties of capitalism because we live and die by an economic system that falls to pieces if people simply stay at home for 4/5 months - so we need to be careful with money. This is literally what BT, Sky etc are saying cos sport is fucked. Prem fans weirdly don't like to talk about finances other than 'everything's fine cos we're rich' - well it's a fact Prem / football won't be as rich as it was before covid cos broadcasters and sponsors are pulling out so much money. And this is relevant in a window when we're about to break our own transfer record and hopefully sign a couple more.
To make multiple posts insisting the wealth is the Glazers comes across as bootlicking. But let's move on cos I know nobody wants my communist takes.
Without Jeff's vision and leadership, those same people might not even have jobs.
I see your point though, the Amazon money doesn't belong to Jeff in the simplest sense, as it will be the Board who decide how that money should be spent. But if Jeff could decide to pay it all out as a dividend, then yes, the money does belong to Jeff. I guess the same applies to United. The profits generated belong to the organisation and the Board should be fit and able to spend it wisely, given the shit storm that's brewing. The Board also comprise of the Glazer family, who also happen to own 90% of the issued share capital. And so if the Board decided to pay dividends instead of investing in players and/or repairing the stadium, then it can do so. And so, the money belongs to the Gla.....oh wait, no it doesn't, according to some people...