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"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
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'The town I grew up in was so affluent they used to close the schools in honor of options expiration day.'
"It may well be the root of all evil, but it's also the root of all this."
'Could you show us something a little more upstream?'
Tags:barcodes, consumer, consumerism, society, financial, finance, financing, worries, debt, debtor, debtors, debts, prisons, prisoner, prisoners, money problem, money problems, financial troubles, consumer debt, borrowing, borrower, borrowers, loan, loans, prison, cell, bars, money, crisis, loan, shark, consumption, over, misery, burden, spending, affluence, arrears, payment, payments, debts, loans, deficits
Billionaires holding their annual politician round-up.
Tags:executive, executives, manager, manager, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, big business, big businesses, big corporation, big corporations, factory, factories, industrial, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, smoke, smoking, smoker, smokers, rich person, rich people, wealth, wealthy, green issues, global warming, climate change, greenhouses gases, affluence, affluent
'Can I choose which brick you name after me?'
Escalator Diving Board
Tags:escalator, escalators, diving, dive, diver, divers, swimming pool, swimming pools, wealth, wealthy, lazy, laziness, dependence, dependant, dependency, privilege, privileged, butler, butlers, diving boards, diving board, tourist, tourists, tourism, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, obesity, obese, over weight, over-weight, obesity crisis, affluent, affluence, luxury, luxurious, excess, modern life, modern attitudes, first world problems, mobility
Our Yuppie Dad
Tags:yuppie, yuppies, upper class, upper classes, middle class, middle classes, suspenders, orion, orion's belt, orions belt, fashion choice, fashion choices, star, stars, astronomy, astronomer, astronomers, parent, parents, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers, stargazing, stargazer, stargazers, stargaze, affluent, affluence
'My other car is a Mercedes, too' bumper sticker.
'I'll only give you the paper if you promise not to let the news upset you.'
Hunter-Gatherers, North America, Late 20th Century
Tags:modern life, modern attitudes, modern times, commercialism, commercialisation, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, mall, malls, shopping center, shopping centers, shopping centres, shopping centre, shop, shoppers, shopper, shopping, consumer, consumers, consumerism, hunter gatherer, hunter gathers, hunter-gatherer, hunter-gatherers, western world, the western world, affluence, affluent, wealthy, wealthy, excess, progress, evolution, false sense of achievement, surviving, survival, north america, us, usa, united states, united states of america, businesses
'You ever get the feeling that this economy benefits some people more than others?'
'Wow, they really baby you here!'
Long table, long baby table.
huntsman with hounds
"Nonsense - I can sit on my Warhols twice as long as you can sit on yours."
Tags:art collector, art collectors, art collection, art collections, dilettante, dilettantes, value, values, valuation, valuations, bottom line, bottom lines, save, saves, saving, save up, saves up, saving up, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, wealthy elite, wealthy elites, affluent, affluence, cocktail party, cocktail parties, bet, bets, betting, selfish, selfishness, self-interest, self-interested
'You wouldn't know to look at me now, but I was around in the days of 'Obscene Compensation'.'
"All this for getting out when the getting was good."
"You're hired. Folks are gonna be delighted by the incongruity of your uniform and your aristocratic name."
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"And if you can afford this kind of luxury but don't want to flaunt it, you may want to check out our new 'Embezzler' model."
Tags:car, cars, automobile, vehicles, travel, transportation, model, luxury, upscale, affluent, affluence, wealth, money, sales, salesperson, salesman, marketing, embezzle, embezzler, embezzling, theft, criminal, shopping, shop, buying, buyer, customer, flaunt, flaunting, show room, negotiation, car salesmen, car salesman, status symbol, status symbols
'All this, and I never had one case go to court.'
"He may be fluent in French, but I'm affluent in every language."