The one thing we know for sure? The next inhabitant of the Oval Office will be rich.
Behind the earnest, do-gooder veneer of Whole Foods is the leer of a scoundrel.
“The proportion of jerkdom among the rich appears to be substantially higher than among the general population.”
Poverty is pathologized, but empathy helps. What if our social media obsessions make us better at empathy?
Trump once paid tens of thousands of dollars to have a rose named after him. Would a rose by any other name really smell as sweet — even one called “The Donald” or perhaps “You’re Fired”?
‘I’m downsizing my life and giving up all my possessions to focus on experiences and friendships.’
Pick a dollar figure that you think wealthy parents told Merrill Lynch is too much to leave to a single child, and then pick another figure for how much wealthy parents think is too little.
Say you want the gold, because you want people to understand you’re high status, but you don’t want to pay $10K for it, because you also want people to understand you’re savvier than the average plebe.
When we prefer tall people and pay them more, what we might really be reacting to is the fact that they are the products of a) good genes, and b) a careful upbringing by affluent parents.
What Moonves should do is send the valet’s kids to college, or at least give them roles as extras on “Two And A Half Men.”
The role he’s rewarding me for is my work as a stay-at-home wife and mother. And the luxury labels are purchased with the “wife bonus” — 20 percent of his own company bonus — that I’m proud to receive for putting his career before my own, and keeping our lives together.
ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.
“His shelves are full of books and his fridge is full of food” — just by itself, that line says so much. Books and food are, as the lawyers say, necessary, if not sufficient.
“Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns.”