wineart 2 posted:irwin posted:
Is there something anomalous about wealthy Hollywood stars decrying economic unfairness to the masses while wearing very expensive clothing and jewelry, drinking champagne and receiving gift bags worth $100,000?
irwin, it is only the “ wealthy” that can drive change. It sure is not the ones without. Is wealthy only those that have more than you or me? I assure you that we are both very wealthy compared to those that fall into the economic unfairness debate.
No one speaking last night is wealthy compared to Bezos, Gates or Buffett. I struggle with the perceived tag of wealth limiting ones opinions. NOW, that said, if the discussion is about if the Oscars is the proper forum for such debate, that is a debatable question without question. 😉
A lot of truth in your response. I regard myself as wealthy, since I have everything I need/want. That's related, in part, to the fact that I don't want that much stuff. If the actors, or the Oscar people said, "Hey, from now on, don't do the gift bags.....take the $, give it to a homeless shelter in LA, or some other worthwhile charity" that would have at least a temporary positive impact. So, you are correct...it would be wealthy people making that statement.