23 Jul 2018

The lie that is "self-made"

From The Panel, 4:37 pm on 23 July 2018

An article has outlined the reality behind the title of 'self-made' billionaires. The piece on WA Today references the latest news around Kylie Jenner and also the likes of Jeff Bezos.

It highlights how discussion about wealthy people often ignore the many people that have helped them achieve success, and the financial help the have received.

The article poses that this tactic 'reinforces the notion that poverty is deserved punishment to those who don't work hard enough'. We ask the panelists if they agree.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner Photo: AFP