Everything I learned about money, I learned from my wealthy uncle.
“The real battle is to make sure their billions offset the people power.”
Being the only person of color in the workplace is a sensation that’s hard to describe.
“Paid leave can be a matter of life and death for children.”
“The normalization of paternity leave can only happen when larger numbers of men publicly declare their intention to take one and then shout from the rooftops about how spectacular it was.”
Because of the American Dream, we tend to think of people who get ahead as hard working and morally sound. Likewise, the American Dream implies that people who do not make it to the middle-class did not work hard enough.
“The wealthy, surrounded by other wealthy people, generally believed the U.S. population was wealthier than it actually is.”
Class seems to be about appearing moderate and restrained rather than excessive in any way.
Turns out that the justices on the Supreme Court are way richer than you think they are. Or some of them are, at any rate; others are juggling credit card bills and dental payments.
1984. My breath catches in my throat as my fingers curl around the smooth porcelain bowl.