WSJ on wealth

Brad De Long delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Jan 19 09:39:07 PST 2000

>Let's see, I have yet to see any windfall from this robust economy. I'm
>a single male webmaster living in Washington, DC, making over $35,000 a
>year. Most of my income, after taxes, goes to paying the rent and past
>debts. Those debts are mostly credit card bills from my 20s and student
>loan debts. I was one of those idiots who had the opportunity to go to
>college in the 80s, before they made going to college easier in the
>financial sense. It was only last year that that fucking student loan
>interest deduction on my taxes really helped me.
>I want to know when this robust economy is going to allow me to spend
>$60 on a pair of tennis shoes without feeling guilty...

Gee. I feel guilty if I spend more than $30 on a pair of tennis shoes...

Brad DeLong

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