Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I don't know if anyone else caught this article in the New York Times. I found it a liiiiiiittle bit troubling. I know that the executive lifestyle is expensive, even for those who may not be massively spendthrift. Living in New York, paying for private school...all these things cost money. And I very much agree with those who worry that Obama's salary cap might drive talent towards other countries -- to work in the UK or Europe, for example, where they can make as much money as there is to be made. It might also serve simply to drive them out of central Manhattan.

But really?! Is it that hard? 99% of the world does it...
It might require some changes, but wouldn't those be good? Might it be possible, for instance, to...gasp!...not use a personal trainer and go running? Or to forgo one of the two apparently necessary family vacations in the year (and this doesn't appear to include the summer weekends in the Hamptons)?

It might be hard, but isn't that the point?


Alan L. Gallagher said...

This weekend, in Portland, Martin McDonagh's A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, by the Third Rail Repertory Theatre. The audience was warned it was a bit like Gallagher smashing pumpkins, except it was skulls, and so to avoid the front row (which was vacant). Stage Irish, Real Irish: a bit strange with some good moments. Willamette University is having THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE: McDonagh is quite popular here. alg

Stacy said...

Unbelievable. I am kindof bothered that the NY Times even wrote this.