Dean358: This doc starts off by saying, "This stretch of Park Ave is the wealthiest neighborhood in New York City." While that makes for a good set up comparing it to Park Ave in the Bronx, I don't believe it's correct.
When I was a child, I didn't know that the pieces of paper I used had been made by anybody. I certainly didn't know that almost everything I touched had been made by people who were poor, people who worked in factories or on farms or places like that. In fact I'd never met anyone who worked in a factory or on a farm. I'd frequently met people who owned factories and farms, because they lived all around us in the huge houses I could see from my window, although I wasn't aware then that the houses were huge because the people who lived in them paid very low salaries to their employees, while paying themselves enormous sums. Our wealthy neighbors were really like the giants in a fantastic tale, giants who were superior to others because they could spin gold out of human suffering..
-- Wallace Shawn, Essays
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