They're banned in Seattle, and I do not miss them one bit.
@franklina Much of this is subjective, absolutely, and yes, our experience of poverty and wealth is extremely context dependent. I don't think anyone is denying that. But, in the present context of the U.S., he still has a lot of money, and his level of anxiety about it is surprising, even to him.
@seaermine I do think it would be hard for him to move to a small house and buy a used car, though, because he's already embraced a social milieu in which a very high standard of living and a high level of consumer spending is the norm. I think it would be hard to get out of that, once you're in it.
@franklina People have all kinds of feelings about their money, and people with a lot of money are not immune to worry and financial stress, certainly. But: someone who makes 12 times the median income is objectively wealthy, and the fact that this guy doesn't feel wealthy (or even financially secure) is evidence that he has absorbed pretty skewed expectations. I don't think we should blame him for that, but I do think it's important to acknowledge that his feelings about his own wealth don't have much basis in reality.
@amyfrances Yeah, that's my feeling. He has $200,000/year in investment income? And a personal chef? And yet he identifies as a struggling middle class person. I just can't.
@whitneyarner Your IUD and the procedure to insert it should be completely free due to Obamacare!
@seaermine Congrats on paying off the credit card! That's fantastic.
Yes, thanks so much for continuing to post about this, Logan. Is there anything we can do to support these striking workers? Are people donating money to cover their lost wages, that sort of thing?
@sdekker Me too. Also, my interest rates are inversely proportional to the size of the loans, so my largest federal loan is at 6.8 %, while the smallest is at 2.5. Thanks, government!