Bobos In Paradise 8.0分
读书笔记 Class War Between Intellectuals and Millionaires
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Status-Income Disequilibrium (SID) is a remnant of the class war between the bourgeoisie (e.g., businessmen) and the bohemian (e.g., the intellectuals). Both suffer from it.
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The intellectuals / professors suffer from poverty while enjoying fame in social media and conversing with the rich in dinner parties.
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The millionaires are plagued by the fear that while they have achieved success, they have not achieved significance. After all, they have not done much with their lives that would allow them to explore their artistic side or to achieve intellectual immortality or even to be dazzling in conversation.
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The millionaires notice that they have to pay for all the foundation dinners they attend while the intellectuals are thought to be important enough to get in for free. The rich are the Johns of the think tank circuit.
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Furthermore, the intellectuals are, in effect, paid to be interesting. They are paid to sit around all day reading things that they can then redirect into provocative prose and conversation (it's astonishing that so many do this job so badly).
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And the rich, meanwhile, are practically paid to be dull; they are given huge salaries to work on arcane deals that would make their dinner companions' minds go numb if they had to hear about them.
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Finally the rich feel vulnerable because, despite their vast resources, they still rely on the publicity machine for their good reputations, which these professional dinner party ironists control.
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