Tag Archives: The Rich

The Totally Unaware Idle Rich

The women had big hair. Their slinky metallic dresses had big shoulder pads and obviously cost a fortune – for one wearing. The men ran oil companies. They wore two thousand dollar Italian suits with their two thousand dollar custom … Continue reading

Posted in Income Inequality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Agony of Having It All

The Occupy Wall Street crowd, that introduced America to the concept of the One Percent who had it all, and want to keep it all, and use their vast wealth to make sure they keep it all, by buying the … Continue reading

Posted in Defending the Rich, Income Inequality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Curious Case of the Paranoid Plutocrats

“Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.” ~ Samuel Johnson It’s all Amazon now. They moved beyond books a long time ago, after destroying Borders and Barnes and Noble and ten thousand small bookstores. They were … Continue reading

Posted in American Plutocracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Man from the Cult of Success

Of course this one’s going to be an interesting election – you knew that. Obama will be urging fairness and everyone playing by the same rules, and everyone, with no exceptions, pitching in for the common good. And Romney will … Continue reading

Posted in American Sense of Fair Play, Americans and Wealth, Mitt Romney, Mormonism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Careless People

Yeah, yeah – one day you’re going to write the Great American Novel. But it’s already been done. And it’s not Moby Dick – too odd and impenetrable for most folks. And it’s not Huckleberry Finn – that’s still a … Continue reading

Posted in Mitt Romney, The Rich Are Different | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Out of Sorts

One of the advantages of being a twice-divorced hermit living on a quiet street hidden between Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard is what could be called cultural autonomy. You’re not part of the big sort-out in American life. The Economist … Continue reading

Posted in Income Disparity, Tax Policy, Taxation is Tyranny, Taxing the Rich, The Rich Are Different | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment