Monday, April 4, 2011


Vanity Fair

Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret.

I find 'One-Percenters' to be a very apt title for the wealthiest among us. In the world of motorcycling, the 1%ers are the outlaw bikers. They are proud of it and a lot of them wear 1% patches on their cuts. Walk right up to one of 'em and stare at it. Heh.

Many of the outlaws also wear 'Filthy Few' patches, which I think applies to the richies as well.

Naturally, the rest of us card-carrying motorcycling 99%ers are a cut above and spend our time sipping tea and carrying on deep literary and philosophical discussions...

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