Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Observations About Wealth: Part One
"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Rich Boy" (1926), paragraph 3
The Curmudgeon has nothing against it. In fact he endeavors to collect as much of his own as he can.
But, current events and topics... the growing wealth gap, the 1%, record corporate profits and stagnating employee compensation, the unfolding story of Mitt Romney's plans to replace his 3,000 sq. ft., La Jolla, California mansion with an 11,000 sq. ft. estate, complete with a basement that is larger than the living quarters of The White House and a garage with elevators for his cars, combined with The Blog's own up close observations of the lifestyles of the... well... you know, has got me thinking about the disparity and disconnect between the obscenely wealthy and the average, middle class, working stiff.
It's all a little more complicated than an "Occupy" mentality. So it will take a couple of nights for me to sort it all out.