[extropy-chat] A Chilling Thought.

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sun May 15 16:27:39 UTC 2005

On Sun, 15 May 2005, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:

> The Avantguardian wrote:
> > Umm. . . because *cliche alert* "birds of a feather
> > flock together." When's the last time some ordinary
> > guy got invited to one of Paris Hilton's parties? They
> > would bind together because they have more in common
> > with one another than they do with us. The way they do
> > it is meeting at social gatherings, doing business
> > deals with one another, and intermarrying just to name
> > a few off the top of my head.
> I take it from this that you do not actually know many
> rich people, as this is a very strange and not very
> realistic characterization.  Most are indistinguishable
> from everyone else, hang out with the same people
> they always did, and generally do what they've
> always done.  There is a tiny blue blood set, but
> the vast majority aren't in it.

Yes, I agree with this assessment. Check out "The Millionaire Next
Door" - which, IIRC, was discussed here at some length a few years
ago (2000?).

The Millionaire Next Door
by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.


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