Indeed, and this applies to the non-investor, non-entrepreneur who are critical of the "bad evil rich" not understanding the 10:1 fail/success ratio.

For the rest, this is a area where I am still stumbling through rough drafts and investigations. On that point you mention something that strikes me as odd:

"Should I be outraged that they don’t pay a dividend? Absolutely not. They have grown revenues at a 41% CAGR over the last five years while their shares have increased 800% over that same period."

Sure, and good for you BUT:

How does the market justify an 800% rise in share value from 41% growth? This is part of the problem I am "hinting" at but still trying to get a handle on many of the subtleties.

I have a very rough draft article that contains some of these ideas, written in my AngryAndrew pen name which is abrasive to say the least, nevertheless trying to explore the issues.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AngryAndrew/permalink/3067693296652855/

While the article is much about misplaced "blame" (rich/poor) things may be over simplified. Despite that It's still long, though I made an attempt at being entertaining. Hopefully nothing is "really incorrect"... I'm working on a refined version for future publication.

The reality is very few people really understand financial markets beyond what they learned from Oliver Stone's film "WallStreet".

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Color-Obsessed Researcher, Investigative Journalist & Columnist, Hollywood Actor, Filmmaker, & 3x Emmy® Winner, and Itinerant Technology Evangelist

Color-Obsessed Researcher, Investigative Journalist & Columnist, Hollywood Actor, Filmmaker, & 3x Emmy® Winner, and Itinerant Technology Evangelist