Tag: Rich

Friday, February 25th, 2011

An Oscar for our times

The Oscars are upon us! I normally don’t have anything to say about this. But this year I have a candidate for the title of best picture: The King’s Speech. My choice has nothing to do with the quality of … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Price of Super-lawyers.

In The Price of Everything I write about how pay is becoming increasingly lopsided around the world. The trend is evident from top entertainers to star chief executives at big multinational corporations:  superstars are reaping a growing share of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The value of the rich and the poor

Perhaps it’s unsurprising that the incomes of the rich converge around the world. The chart below —by World Bank economist Branko Milanovic– shows how the richest Brazilian or Russian is about as rich as the richest German or American. That … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The price of admittance to Davos

$71,000 and up, reports Andrew Ross Sorkin on DealBook.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The price of John Lennon’s ghost

How much would you pay for basking in the aura of John Lennon’s former presence? On February 5, the British auction firm Bonhams will auction John Lennon’s first car, a blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which he bought … Continue reading

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Price of Death (in 2010)

Perhaps we should expect some untimely deaths among the rich this month. This is the last month they are likely to get away with it tax-free. The tax-cut bill passed by the Bush administration in 2001 mandated that the estate … Continue reading

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