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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: Vaniver 25 December 2010 02:57:22PM 2 points [-]

Just about the only way to make a lot of money is to do something that other people want doing, and which you do better than average.

This really isn't true. But if you said "the ways to make money we're talking about" then we'd be fine. The most morally objectionable job I've seen suggested on LW is working in finance, and the worst you can do there is be a con man (though on a pretty massive scale).

Comment author: Will_Sawin 25 December 2010 04:56:59PM 2 points [-]

Caveat Certain financial actions may increase the likelihood or magnitude of a financial crisis. Financial crises are bad on the scale of the finance sector and so this is significant on the margin.