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Pity the rich?

How many articles have you read about newspapers being the foundation of democracy? (Oh hey! There’s one right there!) What those articles don’t often mention is that approximately 98.7% of content published in newspapers has nothing to do with democracy, and is, in fact, total horseshit.

Like, for example, this article about how difficult it is to live on $500,000:

Barbara Corcoran, a real estate executive, said that most well-to-do families take at least two vacations a year, a winter trip to the sun and a spring trip to the ski slopes.

Total minimum cost: $16,000.

Oh dear Jesus. NOT THE VACATIONS. The intrepid, democracy-saving journalist goes on to point out that “a chauffeur’s pay is between $75,000 and $125,000 a year,” which I assume is supposed to make us feel sorry for the beleagured i-banker who now has to drive his own Jaguar, which, actually, fuck him.

And also, fuck cash flow. Hasn’t anyone ever heard of asset sales? Sell the summer home, slick! The rest of us are hocking our home appliances!

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