"There, there it is again - the invisible hand of the marketplace giving us the finger."
"You'll see, this is going to cause real trouble."
The Tragedy of Prosperity
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“Biggers, two more Luau Sizzlers for Annie and me and another Fog Cutter for Mrs. Grindstaff.”
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"Thanks, Super Rich Man."
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"Beg pardon, sir, there is a wolf at the door."
"Who would ever have guessed that there'd be a golden age of debt?"
"Now, no class warfare, O.K.?"
"I guess I've just always tried to see the good in rich people."
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"Yes, we're a charity tackling skyrocketing income inequality, but we're also a charity that should be saying 'I love my billionaire finder.'"
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"This is how I'd like to remember the Hamptons - with someone's golf Rolex sticking out of the sand."
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"A year ago, that could have been me."
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"Good question. Yes, we have your best interests at heart."
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"This guy makes big money, but every penny goes to support his opulent life style. Let's give him a break."
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"What brand is your family?"
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"All my children have the potential I never could afford."
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"Now boarding first class and platinum."
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"I propose a drinking game-each time Obama says 'income inequality' let's swig a glass of Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru '88."
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"It's a little present I gave myself for being so rich."
"It's not as if I'm asking you to acknowledge our common humanity."
"I have my pants put on one leg at a time."
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"Maybe we're not the salt of the earth, but we're the salt of the Upper East Side."
"Ed's security blanket. Two hundred and twenty acres!"
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A wealthy man and a poor man sail model boats.
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