Tag Archives: wealth

LO, THE POOR BOURGEOIS!

Oct 11, 1919 LO, THE POOR BOURGEOIS! IF there was one feature of the great railway strike more melancholy than another, it was the figure cut by a certain section of the middle-classes. For our part we have always been impatient of dull gibes at the middle-classes—gibes that are the boast of the artistic and […]

Peaceful Poverty – By ROBERT LYND

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – Oct 23, 1948 Peaceful Poverty In a world in which so many people want more and more money it is a pleasant change to hear of a married couple in Huntington, West Virginia, who want less. Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Adams, of that town, we are told, recently took part in […]

Unfortunate Millionaires

The Leader-Post – May 26, 1948  Unfortunate Millionaires I have grown fairly callous as my age has crept nearer Methusela’s but, I confess, my heart was wrung as I read of those unfortunate millionaires whom Sir Stafford Cripps is taking to the tune of 28 shillings in the pound. I never used to believe Mr. […]

Luxury or Necessity?

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – Mar 27, 1948  Luxury or Necessity?  One evening during the week a number of young men appeared in the dining room of a London hotel and exhibited posters while one of them demanded of the dinners: Why was this hotel allowed to spend £22,500 when families are living in squalor in the […]

Signs of Wealth

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – Jan 10, 1948  Signs of Wealth  “Why did you think he was well off?” a witness was asked in court the other day, “Well,” replied the witness, “he’s the only man I know who can afford to eat brazil nuts.” This, as a standard of wealth, was new to me. Fifty years […]

If I’d Had a Fiver…

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – Jan 3, 1948  If I’d Had a Fiver…  Some of the things we read in the papers about the world in which we live are almost as hard to believe as the things we read in fairy-tale books. I find it hard to believe, for example, that a boy of fifteen can […]