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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Rich are Doing Very Well, Thank You

Rolls Royce is prospering
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16467885

The others aren't hurting
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bmw-audi-mercedes-bet-on-luxury-sales-surge-2012-01-09

Oil's not doing badly
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/10/28/355891/chevron-profits-oil-companies/?mobile=nc

Banks are expecting 57% profit this year
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/01/05/financial-stocks-analysts-expect-bank-profits-to-r.aspx

You can always tell by the shoes
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/business/sales-of-luxury-goods-are-recovering-strongly.html?ref=business


Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
"Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves.  Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."

5 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Oh they're different all right.

CarrieBoo said...

That quote is positively frightening!

Only 57%? Those poor banks.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Scum always rises to the top.

klahanie said...

It gives me a warm, tingly feeling knowing their are rich folks out there being rewarded for incompetence.

SarcasticTestGuy said...

Boy, I hope I'm not like that when I finally get to be rich!