Editorial| Volume 150, P123, July 01, 2021

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Do You Want to be Rich?

      Let's start with “how do you define rich”? I can think of several ways.
      • (1)
        It clearly depends on your perspective. If a steelworker or teacher or teamster had $3 million in the bank, they would think they were “In like Flynn,” a reference to Errol Flynn, the dashing movie star of the 1930s and 1940s.
      • (2)
        For some folks, it would be more than they could ever spend. Likewise, note that some people can spend a whole lot, and the more you have, the more you spend. What were previously luxuries can quickly become necessities.
      • (3)
        To be in the top 0.1% of households in the U.S. requires a net worth of $43,207,732. That sounds rich to me.
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