“Rich” is relative

October 13th, 2006

I’m not talking about your rich Uncle Thadius.

I’m talking about how the richest king in the Middle Ages was poorer than almost any contemporary American.

I would never give up the advanced health care, cialis canada medical plane travel, viagra canada cialis automobiles, cialis movies, TIVO, and Macintosh computer, that come with my modern middle-class existence for the life of the world’s richest man ‚Äì Andrew Carnegie ‚Äì of 150 years ago.

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  • 1. Tim  |  October 14th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    You are right. Even the “poor” in United States have more amenities than a “rich” person in a Third World country.

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