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Why Don't the 1 Percent Feel Rich?

The merely rich are making more, but they're not worth more. It's the 0.01 percent that are creating our new Gilded Age.
Source: Henry Nicholls / Reuters

It's hard out there for the 1 percent.

Okay, that's not true at all. But they think it is. If you talk to people on Wall Street, most of them—even, in my experience, the ones shopping for Lamborghinis—will tell you that they're "middle class." Their lament, the lament of the HENRY (short for "high-earner, not rich yet"), goes something like this. try living on when you have to pay taxes, the mortgage on the, the private school tuition on, the appropriately exclusive vacation, and max out your retirement and college savings accounts. There just isn't that much each month !

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