Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Awful 1%: Bailout Jokes, Sexist Crap, Confederate Flags and Other Classy Acts

Abby Zimet
Common Dreams

To mark the release of "Young Money," Kevin Roose's Wall Street exposé, his truly bizarre tale of crashing the annual induction ceremony of the uber-secret Wall Street fraternity Kappa Beta Phi. Seeing the rich in "their natural environment," it turns out, means an evening of bad jokes at the expense of the rest of us, throwing truffles at sophomoric musical skits, trashing "worthless neophytes” - young Wall Street wannabees - made to dress, for reasons that remain murky, in drag, and other exhibitions of the paranoid, incestuous, self-righteous mindset of a "fraternity of money" so socially isolated they can't "see past the foie gras to the real world."

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