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The musical miser who gave away a million.
October 25, 2001 9:05 AM   Subscribe

The musical miser who gave away a million. I'm still trying to decide if this guy was whacked out of his gourd and really needed to loosen up or if he was living an admirably simple life.
posted by NortonDC (6 comments total)

(waiting for owillis to say "if money doesn't buy happiness, give it to me!")
posted by jragon at 9:58 AM on October 25, 2001

It sounds like a lifestyle a bit too spartan for even my tastes - owning only a single bowl and spoon? - but given that he seemed sufficiently happy with it and that his "loss" was society's gain, more power to him.
posted by youhas at 10:51 AM on October 25, 2001

He hoarded a million dollars that could have been circulating in the economy. Granted, it is now, but sooner seems better than later.
posted by Doug at 1:08 PM on October 25, 2001

Well, let me tell you--I fully intend to "hoard" at least a million dollars. And why do you consider investing in the stock market (which is what he did) keeping money out of the economy?
posted by NortonDC at 1:38 PM on October 25, 2001

Oh, well, I read the article earlier today, and didn't catch that part. I'm an ass.
posted by Doug at 2:01 PM on October 25, 2001

I sure killed this thread.
posted by Doug at 7:16 PM on October 25, 2001

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