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Sep 26 2010

More on the unbearable whininess of rich people

Bill Maher adds a great ‘new rule’ to add to my earlier post on this topic

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    Matt

    I liked the earlier rule in the same segment regarding gay ministers:

    “New Rule: If your minister says being gay is bad, or a sin, or an evil temptation, or has any opinion on it stronger than ‘who gives a shit,’ your minister is gay.”

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    Mano

    Matt,

    Yes, that was a good one. Maher was on a roll in that segment.

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    Harry

    I’m enjoying your discussion of the whininess of rich people.

    Curious if you’ve read Paul Krugman’s blog about people who whine about the state of the economy when they themselves are well off:

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/authenticity/

    I’d be curious to hear your comments on Dr. Krugman’s blog.

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    Mano

    Harry,

    I am completely in agreement with Krugman on this. I too am in no danger of losing my job and am doing fine even in these times. But surely everyone has to care about people other than themselves, even if it arises out of an extended self-interest? Even if I do not care about the random person on the street and my own children seem to be doing ok, surely there is a good chance that my future grandchildren (should I have any) may have job problems and health problems? Surely that should motivate some people to think about the future prospects of people in general?

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