Only the rich can afford to work
It’s interesting that my previous two posts were about young people with rich parents who work at unpaid internships, and Evgenia Peretz buying a $5.7 million townhouse even though she has a job of “contributing editor” at Vanity Fair which maybe doesn’t pay enough for her to afford even a $570,000 townhouse without the help of her inherited wealth.
This demonstrates a trend. In times past, someone like Evgenia wouldn’t bother having a job. Back then, work was something unpleasant that poor people had to do so they wouldn’t starve to death.
But times have changed. Poor people no longer have to work because they collect government handouts. Work is now a privilege to be enjoyed by the rich so that they can achieve self-actualization.
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And don’t forget, only the rich can afford to learn about poverty:
Putney Student Travel, a private company, offers a five-week summer program of seminars at Yale and a trip to Cambodia to address poverty issues for $6,990.