Occupy Wall Street, the 1% or 2%, and fashion being luxury
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Power to the 99%
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Donald Trump does not like vocations, random trivia.
What CAUSES wealthy people to be unconscious of economic inequality, in your example, wearing family emeralds for earth day, is systematic failure.
Inferring from your comments, economic system failure does affect the way you live your life. If you were wealthy enough, you would go buy yourself some diamonds to cheer yourself up, instead of some affordable magazines.
I assume that probably Marjorie was going for a 'fabulous' quote rather than a down-to-earth one, which IMO would be much more appropriate for Earth Day. Are you using TP made of recycled paper like I am, Marjorie?? That's what I'd like to be told.
In my view, people having and wearing family emeralds is not indicative of a systemic failure, but people not having food is.
I can afford diamonds ... every mall jewelry store, even Walmart for that matter (which I also boycott), sells diamonds (the quality may be poor, but they are diamonds). I choose not to buy or wear diamonds, except for a very few vintage ones, due to the unsavory history of deBeers and the still very real problem of blood diamonds. (It also just requires scrapping a piece of diamond jewelry with the worst history in the world dating to last month, to get a 'clean diamond.')
What causes some (not all) wealthy people to be unconscious is their own lack of personal evolution. Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet are in my mind pretty good examples of very wealthy people who are in touch with reality and doing their part to make the world a better place. We could have a fully functional economic system (these do exist) and still have wealthy people who are unconscious. An excellent system could keep them from doing harm.
Luxury is living a simple, elegant, and responsible life. Luxury is a reduction.
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