Friday, April 24, 2015

#114 / Too Rich To Care

Scientific American has run an article on economic inequality. The basic point of the article is that there is substantially less economic and social mobility in American society than is commonly believed. This conclusion is bolstered with facts, of course, in the tradition of scientific discourse. The Scientific American article also relies on an acute comment from George Carlin. Carlin has noted that “the reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

Sprint is running a television commercial that acknowledges that some people are simply "too rich to care." Maybe someone like Stephen Schwarzman, mentioned here previously. He's the guy whose 2014 salary was 12,804 times as large as the income of the average American family.

Do you think maybe we ought to do something about this? Somehow, cutting our cell phone bills in half doesn't seem like the right approach.

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