When this one percenter compared the U.S. wealth debate to Nazi Germany

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Venture capitalist Tom Perkins took a public beating when he likened the experience of the 1% in the U.S. to "fascist Nazi Germany" in a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in January. But he found himself in even more hot water a few days later during an interview with Bloomberg, when he said he could "buy a six-pack of Rolexes" for the price of his watch.

First published December 26, 2014: 10:10 AM ET

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