‘Class-passing’: how do you learn the rules of being rich?

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America is built on rags-to-riches narratives. But how does class-passing actually exertion and how to navigate your brand-new life and your old? On an October night in 2003, a flat tire changed Muhammad Faridi’s life forever. Faridi was 20. An immigrant who’d moved from a small village in Pakistan to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn when he […]


How the middle class hoards wealth and opportunity for itself

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American society is dominated by an privileged 20% that ruthlessly protects its own interests When I was growing up, my mother would sometimes warn my brother and me with electrocution. Well, thats not quite right. In happening, the threat was of exercises in elocution, however wittily, we concluded renamed them. Growing up in a unusually […]