The TIME Cover is Upsetting, But the Video, Oh God the Video

By now you have probably seen this week's cover of TIME and run away screaming. The story, by Joel Stein, is behind a paywall, but I have taken a look at it and in case you were wondering, yes, it's what you expect it to be.

Joel Stein Made Some Money And Got Some Back

Joel Stein did his taxes four times (whatever, Mike Dang did his three), and shares what he made and what he paid: •$399,101 in income (money earned for doing stuff) •$19,073 in dividends (money paid out to shareholders) •$1,312 in capital gains (money from increase in value of something you own, like stock or property or whatever) •$11,902 in refunds (which must be money from state returns that he wrote off last year? This seems to be some complicated rich person thing) For a grand total of: $431,388 He paid $127,826 in taxes and got a refund $469. In related news, Joel Stein is a rich person.