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Middle Class - You Are Here.
The View From Here: 25 cents.
Maintaining your Position
Tags:king, kings, royal, royals, royalty, equality, social equality, social inequality, regret, regrets, regretting, regretful, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, class divide, class division, peasant, peasants, hypocrite, hypocrites, authority, in authority, power, powerful, inclusion, inclusive, throne, thrones, maintaining your status, maintaining your position
"I was bless with a sense of entitlement."
Tags:rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, entitled, entitlement, privilege, privileged, upper class, upper class, poverty gap, class divide, class division, wealthy person, wealthy people, inequality, out of touch, blessed, blessing, blessings, luck, lucky, inheritance
"You'd better let me handle this transaction, sir."
Tags:limo, limos, limousine, limousines, driver, drivers, driving, convenience store, convenience stores, liquor store, liquor stores, smoke break, smoke breaks, upper class, upper classes, working class, working classes, rough neighborhood, rough neighborhoods, middle class, middle classes, class divide, class division, class divisions, out of touch
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Anti-Nukes & Anti-Anti Nukes on Wall Street
Tags:nuke, nukes, nuclear bomb, nuclear bombs, protest, protests, protester, protesters, businessman, businessmen, wall street, liberal, liberals, hippy, hippies, political divide, political division, political divisions, class division, class divisions, conservative, conservatives, protest, protests, protester, protesters, divided country, red state, red states, blue state, blue states, counterculture, boomer, boomers, baby boom, political polarization, politically polarized, polarized
"We have only jobs here, Mr. Sanderson, not 'gigs.' "
Tags:gig, gigs, personnel, personnel department, hiring, hiring officer, hiring officers, job, jobs, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, demand, demands, demanding, temp, temps, class divide, class division, class divisions, for hire, contractor, contractors, contracting, contract work, musician, musicians, lingo, jargon
For Your Dining Pleasure
Tags:food, foodie, foodies, menu, menus, food pairing, food pairings, pairing, pairings, meal, meals, contradiction, contradictions, incongruity, incongruities, absurdity, absurd, dichotomy, dichotomies, juxtaposition, dissonance, discordance, discord, disharmony, class, class divide, class division, class divisions, class, class difference, upper class, lower class, middle class, filet mignon, frankfurter, hot dog, haute cuisine, lobster tails, chicken wing, caviar, bologna, class distinctions, oligarch, oligarchs
"I like those photos there, Osgrove—very familyesque."
Street: The Magazine for Homeless People
Tags:magazine, magazines, special interest, special interests, niche, niches, interest, interests, homeless, homelessness, homeless person, homeless people, poverty, living in poverty, news, news magazine, news magazines, life on the streets, living on the streets, park bench, park benches, class divide, class division, class divisions
"And I'd like to get out of this damned suit!"
Tags:lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, social inequality, suit, suits, business clothes, business clothing, prison, prisons, prisoner, prisoners, perspective, perspectives, different perspective, different perspectives, unfair, insensitive, insensitivity, out of touch, wealth gap, wealth divide, class divide, class division, social injustice
"Get outta here—I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die, too!"
"Why is the invisible hand of the marketplace always in my pocket?"
Tags:the invisible hand, invisible hand, the invisible hand of the marketplace, free market, the free market, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, social inequality, wealth gap, wealth divide, poverty gap, homeless, homelessness, free market equilibrium, economic ideology, economic ideologies, failed system, failed system, failed ideologies, self interest, self-interest, selfishness, greed, class divide, class division, have not, have nots
"Number 6522719? Our executive assistant warden says he's sorry but he's been unavoidably detained at the squash court. However, if you will leave your criminal record he'll be happy to reschedule for next week."
Tags:prison, prisons, white collar prison, white collar prisons, class, private prison, private prisons, prison industry, prisoner, prisoners, white collar crime, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, detention, detentions, detained, class divide, class division, class divisions, bias, biased, executive, executives, corruption, corrupt industry, corrupt industries
"Call me old-fashioned, but I felt much more at home with the Forsytes than I do with the Louds."
Tags:the forsytes, the forsyte saga, john galsworthy, an american family, documentary, documentaries, novels, novel, famous families, famous family, middle class, middle-class, upper-class, upper class, class, class distinction, class division, snobbery, snob, snobs, cocktail party, cocktail party chatter, snobbery, high class, high society, wealth, wealthy, pretentious, ostentatious, television documentaries, television documentary
"I'm still very fond of you, Marilee, but I'm getting tired of our Uptown Wimp-Downtown Flake combo."
Tags:wimp, wimps, wimpy, flake, flakes, flaky, couple, couples, bad couple, bad couples, combination, combinations, combo, combos, fond, fondness, breakup, breakups, breaking up, uptown, downtown, class division, class divisions, divide, divides, cultural divide, cultural divides, cultural division, cultural divisions, may-december romance
"The Hewletts have flaming crown roast au vin blanc every Wednesday."
Tags:class divide, class division, class divisions, cook, cooks, cooking, neighbor, neighbors, neighborly, neighbour, neighbours, neighbourly, roast, roasts, meal, meals, cook, cooks, cooking, drunk, drunks, drunken, fight, fights, fighting, row, rows, rowing, couple, couples, married couple, married couples
"'Article I. Section 9. Claus B. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States' - we gotta change that."
Overfilling the Glass
Tags:wine, pouring wine, overfill, overfilled, overfilling, dinner party, dinner parties, host, hosts, bad host, bad hosts, feeling threatened, threaten, threatening, intimidate, intimidating, intimidation, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, oblivious, obliviousness, class divide, class division
"One of nature's nobleman and a bag lady."
Tags:wealth, wealthy, millionaire, millionaires, billionaire, billionaires, the one percent, rich, riches, elite, elitist, elitism, high class, high society, privilege, privileged, butler, butlers, cocktail party, cocktail parties, footman, footmen, classes, class, class division, class distinction, nobleman, noblemen, making an entrance
"Sorry—I live in a parallel universe."
Tags:parallel universe, rich, riches, rich man, poor man, poor, poverty, poor people, upper class, upper classes, ignore, ignores, ignoring, class divide, class division, class divisions, eye contact, cruel, cruelty, wealth gap, wealth gaps, income gap, income gaps, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, beggar, beggars, begging, handout, handouts, casual cruelty, justification, justifications, justify, justifies, justifying, upward mobility
Tags:rust belt, deindustrialization, economic decline, economic declines, fashion accessory, fashion accessories, ivanka trump, trump administration, trend setter, trendsetter, trendsetters, trendsetting, first daughter, first family, white house, us politics, class divide, class division, class divisions, white working class, working class, voter, voters, voting demographic, voting demographics
"Not everyone benefits from technological advances."
Tags:technological advance, technological advances, weapon, weapons, fight, fights, fighting, fighter, fighters, loser, lose out, loses out, losing out, beneficiary, beneficiaries, class divide, class division, class divisions, social class, social classes, caveman, cavemen, club, clubs, technological development, technological developments, advancement, advancements, advancing, might makes right, survival of the fittest, winner, winners
"I can't get political right now—my employer's in the car with me."
Tags:political, politics, underclass, underclasses, limo driver, limo drivers, limousine, limousines, class divide, class divides, class division, class divisions, working class, working classes, elite, elites, wealthy, wealthy elite, wealthy elites, political discussion, political discussions, sensitive, sensitivity
"Sure, we need affordable housing - just so long as it doesn't come at the expense of unaffordable housing."
Tags:housing, affordable housing, affordability, wage, wages, income, income gap, income gaps, upper class, upper classes, real estate, greed, greedy, greediness, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, cocktail party, cocktail parties, rich man, rich men, poor man, poor men, class division, class divisions, class divide, class divides, rent control, rent controls, housing price, housing prices, real estate price, real estate prices