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"For the life of me, James, I can't understand all this excitement over self-driving cars."
Terrorists and politicians
"Laundry - the great leveller."
"These 'ordinary working class' types, I think my scout at Oxford must have been one."
"It was a holiday I'll never forget...I saw life in the raw!"
Tags:lawyers, lawyer, holidays, holiday, vacation, vacations, economy class, class divide, class divides, social divide, social divides, social inequality, wealth inequality, tourist, tourists, flight, flights, fat cat, travel, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, upper class, upper classes, snob, snobs, snobbery, snobbish, snobbishness, lawyer, lawyers, rich, fat cats
"I just feel full of rage...loathing, anger, frustration."
"Hello! I'm the king! You must be nobody!..."
'I care about hard-working middle class Americans like you...even though I make what you do in a year while taking a poop. Hey I'm kidding...I hire someone to poop for me.'
First Class Waiting Room
Tags:social divide, social divides, wealth inequality, income inequality, economic inequality, second class citizen, first class, third classes, waiting room, waiting rooms, health insurance, medical insurance, doctors surgery, doctors' surgery, doctors' office, doctors office, medical care, social divide, social divides
"When I heard that 'Charlie's Angels' raked in over forty million in its first weekend, I sensed that there was great confusion in this country."
Tags:film critic, film critics, movie critic, movie critics, political unrest, political division, political divisions, movie, movies, film, films, opening weekend, cinema, cinemas, economic unrest, social problem, social problems, political divides, political divisions, social divisions, social divides
Crashing Middle Class
"These 'poor doors' are getting out of hand."
Tags:poor door, poor doors, poor-door, poor-doors, segregation, class divide, class divides, wealth divide, wealth divides, social divide, social divides, social division, social divisions, wealth inequality, social inequality, segregated society, social problem, social problems, class division, class divisions, affordable housing, tenant, tenants, luxury apartment, luxury apartments
"There, Henderson, but for the grace of God, go you."
Tags:personal relationships, type-a personality, type-a personalities, wealth inequality, economic inequality, financial inequality, wealth divide, wealth divides, social divide, social divides, arrogance, confidence, dominant personality, dominance, power, wealth, economy, poor, needy, poverty, tramp, tramps, vagrant, vagrants
"So, you're one of my employees - can you make a living doing that?"
Tags:employers, employer, employee, living cost, living costs, incomes, income inequality, financial inequality, economic inequality, wealth inequality, work, money, jobs, employees, employment, wealth divide, social divide, social divides, recession, minimum wage, cost of living, income, boss, bosses
"There was a time when only the rich went to university... now even they can't afford it."
Tags:university, universities, tuition fee, tuition fees, tuition, tuitions, college, colleges, college tuition, college tuitions, university tuition, university tuition, college education, university education, higher education, class divide, class divides, class division, class divisions, student debt, student loan, student loans, student debts, social divide, social divides, economic inequality, wealth inequality, financial inequality
Obama for America
Once upon a time not very long ago. . .
"A serf? We don't call you 'serfs' anymore. Nowadas we call you flexibly employed staff members!"
Tags:temp worker, temp workers, temporary contract, temporary contracts, zero-hours contracts, zero-hours contract, zero hours contracts, zero hours contract, flexible hours contract, flexible hours contracts, flexible hours, exploitation, serf, serfs, serfdom, social divide, social divides, class system, class systems, employment law, employment laws
"The thing that troubles me the most is the disparity between the have-nots like me and the barely-have -anythings like you."
Tags:economic disparity, class distinction, class divide, class divides, social divide, social divides, social class, class society, social stratification, social categories, socio-economic class, have-nots, working class, middle class, social hierarchy, wealth, poverty, earning power, stratum model of class, class consciousness, class structure, haves and nave-nots, haves versus have-nots, the haves vs the have-nots
'Corporations are people, people who vote. I'm deeply touched...sob!...That no doubt these people will be voting for me.'
'They say the gap between rich and poor is widening. . . have you noticed that?'
'If the poor are getting poorer, does that make us richer in relative, absolute or emotional terms?'