TITLE

Minor Uses of the Middling Rich

AUTHOR(S)
Mather, Jr., F. J.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3;3/1/2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Classic Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This is an article that is out to show that the rich and wealthy are seen as generally harmless which is only at the surface. Once you begin to dig just a bit deeper you begin to see what really goes on in the minds and the lives of the rich. They are said to be harmful to the political body simply because they have more money than the average person. They own property that has been wrongly taken from people that have a better right to it, or is withheld from those people that may need it more. A few of the ways that a rich man does harm is through charging too much for his services, inordinate displays, asserting flagrantly his right to what he deems to be his own and finally by corrupting the legislature and judiciary. These are all things that still hold true in today’s society. They have large yachts, huge houses, marry often and divorce quickly. The author uses an example of this kind of behavior; a wealthy man had a daydream of himself in poverty. This scares him so when he comes awake he goes and finds a poor man and helps him. His spouse assures him that it is just a dream and the wealthy man walks away leaving the poor man with nothing. The author does a great job in this article portraying the lack of humanity that the wealthy have for others and the ways that they will do anything as long as it benefits them in one way or another.
ACCESSION #
22179276

 

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