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Study Confirms Money Turns Left-Wingers Into Stingy Right-Wingers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Home

Confession time: I'm one of those left-wingers Tom Perkins warned you about, constantly kristallnachting the rich. But if I strike it rich tomorrow? I...

I Drink Your ($500) Milkshake?

Posted 11.13.2013 | Home

The Powder Room, a new cocktail bar opening at the end of November in Los Angeles, is taking extravagance to new heights with a $500 boozy milkshake o...

15 Outrageous Products That People Are Actually Buying

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

The global economy is a mess, but the personal submarine economy? Not so much. That's because the world’s super-rich aren't afraid to fork over ...

Just How Much Does Hirst's Spot Challenge Cost?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home

In January, the art world's resident brat Damien Hirst made his fans an offer no one but an airline executive would find reasonable. Travel across the...

PHOTOS: How The 1% Travel

Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

From the $1.5 million cruise to the craziest suites and most expensive cities, it's certainly easy to blow your money on travel these days. With th...

This Collar Costs More Than A Nice Car

Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

Fresh from the jaw-dropping department, we present a fashion accessory that costs as much as a well appointed mid-size car. The object in question:...

Billionaire's Secretive Space Venture Reveals Rocket Plan

Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/30/2012 06:26 AM EDT on Blue Origin wants to fly under the radar all the way into space. The secretive pr...

Jason Linkins

We Can Get Your Financial Crisis Kitsch For You Wholesale | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

Over at the Washington City Paper, "Rich People Things" author Chris Lehmann goes questing after rumors that post-crash tchotchkes from the House of L...

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

Jason Linkins

Bank Of America Thought He Was A Good Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

What's a beleaguered Bank of America to do? Well, it could make a company-wide commitment to offering better customer service and undertake a systemic reform of its business practices. Or, it could hire Malcolm Gladwell as a shill and put him in front of small-business owners!

'Rich People Things'

Chris B. Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris B. Lehmann

Yet once I was saddled with this column name-cum-mission statement, I began to realize how thoroughly American culture had become a storehouse of rich people things, broadly speaking.

Jason Linkins

'Rich People Things' Book Trailer Re-Dubs 'La Dolce Vita' For Melancholy Look At The Real Economic Victims (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the Wall Street Journal gamely asserted, people really need to spend less time thinking about how the economic downturn is affecting the nation's r...