Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Relative Deprivation

[Approximate Reading Time: 2 minute]
[Mood: "Aha moment"] 



I just came across this interesting 22-second clip that illustrates the constant feeling of relative deprivation among the world's wealthy as they play their high-stakes, competitive, global games.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-11-2014/moment-of-zen---ukrainian-oligarchs



Transcript:

Announcer: Ukraine's revolution was supported by some of the most powerful people in the country. Like billionaire Petro Poroshenko.

Woman to Petro: "You don't consider yourself an oligarch..."
Petro: "For sure, no, but people might consider for me because many of the..."
Woman: "But you're the 7th richest man in Ukraine!"
Petro: "9th"
Woman: "9th!"

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