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Stop Acting Rich

Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield was first published in 1850*, and this quote is from that book: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” -Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield I don’t know if Dr Thomas Stanley, [...]


I recently read Richistan, by Robert Frank and found it somewhat entertaining, although maybe not too surprising. Back in September when I wrote “You are Rich!” I talked a bit about U.S. income, and followed up with a post, “But the 400 are Really Rich” which focused more on the world’s poor. Now, in Richistan, [...]