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Barry Ritholtz

Why Are We So Obsessed With Everyone Else's Wealth?

We follow the wealthy the way we follow our favorite sports teams. I am surprised some fantasy billionaire game has not yet popped up.
Just try not to stare.

Just try not to stare.

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

You all the know urban legend of the conversation between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

Fitzgerald: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”