ImageCHAPTER 10

Social scars

Today’s unfettered celebration of wealth and thethings money can buy has created an in-your-face, “I’m rich and you’re not” attitude thatpigeonholes people as winners or losers, princesor paupers.

TREND-SPOTTER GERALD CELENTE

I go to Bloomingdale’s, to the fourth floor,and I buy 2,000 of the black bras, 2,000 ofthe beige, 2,000 of the white. And I shipthem around between the homes and theboat and that’s the end of it for maybe halfa year when I have to do it all over again.

IVANA TRUMP

Few Americans saw the pictures from Thailand (we have little interest in foreign news, after all), but they were horrifying. In 1993, a ...

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