Stunning revelation from the NYT

In an Age of Privilege, Not
Everyone Is in the Same Boat
Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers
and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.

Incredible isn’t it? Just stunning. Presumably the NYT will learn the lesson and stop advertising those 5 bedroom penthouses to the people behind the counter at Maccy D’s.

11 thoughts on “Stunning revelation from the NYT”

  1. In other news, humans have become adept at identifying attractive people and trying to shag them, creating a looks-based caste system.

  2. The NYT would prefer a caste system in which sophisticated urban journalists are in the top caste (not counting all those bloody amateur journalists in the blogosphere).
    Either that or higher wages, so as to succeed within the existing money-based caste system.

  3. Not as bad as the DT has become.

    Read the caption of the photograph heading Bookers’ article and weep…

  4. ‘even if it stirs up resentment elsewhere’

    Uhh . . . no, it’s the press trying to stir up resentment.

    So when I get on a plane, I walk thru the first class section back to where my sit is. What I feel is what dopes those people are, paying 1,000 bucks more than me to get there 40 feet earlier.

  5. Well if they’d just raise the minimum wage enough, those fast food servers could afford a five bedroom penthouse!

  6. People so often use “privileged” to mean wealthy – or even just ‘not poor’ – that there must be little real privilege left for them to moan about. Odd that: I’d have thought some has survived. Humans, you know.

  7. “So when I get on a plane, I walk thru the first class section back to where my sit is. What I feel is what dopes those people are, paying 1,000 bucks more than me to get there 40 feet earlier.”

    In my limited experience of travelling on US domestic flights, I did notice that the airlines seemed to really go out of their way to make ‘standard’ passengers feel like the shit on their undercarriage so, in fairness, the extra dollars on those flights also entitle one to a bit of the common decency that even those of us accustomed to Ryanair take for granted.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    The New York Times is owned by a family trust – a tax-efficient instrument designed to extend the influence and power of one particular family.

    Odd about that.

  9. Well, yes Thought Gang, some think it worth the money. I don’t. But my emotion, and I believe most people’s, is not resentment. The press says we should resent them. Marxist agitprop.

  10. Companies and individuals selling to others have been targetting specific groups for thousands of years. The NYT will have been doing it too.

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