The Rich Are Different

And here is the wokie version of “owning the libs.” But this fellow actually shells out $300 to feel like he owned an imaginary enemy.

It’s funny how one needs either to have a large income or a bunch of advanced degrees to like Elizabeth Warren.

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8 thoughts on “The Rich Are Different”

    1. It’s an interesting question. I’m an immigrant, so I don’t have the inflated expectations of the native-born. To me, my family is definitely above middle class, and we are a at a little over half this. Not hugely above, but definitely somewhat over. But middle class doesn’t have a literal meaning for most people. It tends to mean “what I deserve,” and everybody believes they deserve more than they have. Hence folks who see themselves as hard done by at $350,000.

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      1. To me this budget is definitely that of an upper middle class family that spends quite freely so the idea that they are “barely middle class” or “struggle” is absurd to me. By obscuring the city they live in and whether their kids have special needs, it makes their budget (and a lot of their choices) look extra wackaloon.

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        1. This is America. Everybody feels like a victim. 🙂

          I don’t because I’m not really American. I have no idea why people here are so in love with seeing themselves as poor little victims. It’s like they are trying to talk themselves into a depression or a bout of anxiety over nothing. It’s so weird. I used to feel annoyed with Ukrainians back home for being too stoic and not being bothered by anything but this is another extreme.

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  1. “And I’m not talking a $400,000 a year working Wall Street stiff flying first class and being comfortable, I’m talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player, or nothing.”
    Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) Wall Street, 1987.
    If you work anywhere near Wall Street or Silicon Valley you could easily feel working class on $350k.

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    1. You can easily feel like an elephant or a refrigerator, if that’s your fancy but so what? Anybody can feel anything they choose. That doesn’t mean anybody else should abstain from feeling whatever they choose about those choices.

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  2. Most people would have a hard time deciding to feel like an elephant or a refrigerator.

    Wealth and status are relative concepts that depend on your local environment.

    Buying a new Mercedes would feel better for most people if their neighbours drove Toyotas than if they drove Ferraris.

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