Kiyosaki is a good chap. He doesn’t show off expensive possessions, and he is pro-working class and pro-middle class, but he is trying to teach these economic classes how to play by the rules of the entrepreneurs.
In a nutshell, assets are things like apartment houses, farm tractors, commercial property, a set of tools, that produces wealth without the owner having to work. Liabilities are things that suck money – a privately owned car, a single family house.
Rich Dad buys assets and manages them; Poor Dad buys liabilities and consumes them.
Even working class folk can play this game. Lower class foreigners own businesses in this country. How is it that millions of middle class, competent White Americans don’t own businesses?
Kiyosaki points out that public schools don’t teach financial education, and tell you that your role in life is to “go get a job.” Being an entrepreneur is not taught as an option in either primary or secondary schooling.
The yeoman, the middle class, the bourgeouis, are the revolutionary class. Every small business owner I meet is at least a raging libertarian, often with a trim of revolutionary fascism. Trotsky hated the middle class, the petit bourgeouis above all.
Amy Chua is what to do. Kiyosaki is how to do it. Asians naturally show us our own blind spots, our own vulnerabilities.
Asians are cowpox that vaccinate us against Talmudic smallpox.