"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs." My essay in tomorrow's . Many thanks to
One might say that the elites don’t preach what they practice.
Foster care, the air force, Yale, Cambridge -this guy’s got my attention from the jump. Check this out on “luxury beliefs” Publishing friends: give this guy a book deal. I want to read more! ⁦⁦
The case against affluent liberal white women is going mainstream
'Luxury beliefs' are the latest status symbol for rich Americans
But what is class now? It’s not land, or heredity, or even wealth per se (as our president shows and knows.) Above all, class is fashion- fashion in consumption, fashion in display, fashion in belief. It is self as visible embodiment of Right Knowing.
"Luxury beliefs" is a great term for the ideas of the sexual revolution peddled by elites that are devastating to the middle- and working classes.
'Luxury beliefs' have become the latest status symbol for rich Americans
"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs." What a great concept
Here is a social-conservative article I agree with! In recent decades, educated upper-class Americans have mostly gone for what look like very traditional families, and they should admit it.
"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs."
“These are ideas and opinions that confer status on the rich at very little cost, while taking a toll on the lower class.”
Interesting - 'Luxury beliefs' are the latest status symbol for rich Americans via
Based on ‘s wonderful thread this morning, I want to share some thoughts on “Luxury Beliefs.” Having been raised by status-obsessed parents, I feel like elite status in America is expressed in 2 ways: 1. Perfect self-control. 2. Effortlessness.
"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs." Great piece from .
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“Another luxury belief is that religion is irrational or harmful. Members of the upper class are most likely to be atheists or non-religious. But they have the resources and access to thrive without the unifying social edifice of religion.” (1)
I do not agree with many of the conclusions drawn, but this op/ed on "luxury beliefs" from really made me stop and think hard
These and other findings, along with my own observations, inspired me to write about what I refer to as #luxurybeliefs "In the past, upper-class Americans displayed their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs."
“Affluent people seldom have kids out of wedlock but are more likely than others to express the luxury belief that doing so is of no consequence.”
Insightful article by about how affluent people promote "luxury beliefs" that they themselves do not follow but are foisted on under-privileged people to their detriment. This is particularly true in Hollywood in my experience
Guy "You wrote the luxury beliefs article?" Me "Yeah" Guy "When I set my Tinder radius to 5km around [university], half the women's profiles read 'polyamorous.' When I extend to 15km to include the outskirts of the city, half the women are single moms"
“as trendy clothes and other products become more accessible and affordable, there is increasingly less status attached to luxury goods. The upper classes have found a clever solution to this problem: luxury beliefs.”
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"Luxury Beliefs:" that's good. 'Luxury beliefs' are the latest status symbol for rich Americans via
"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs"
'Luxury beliefs' are the latest status symbol for rich Americans via
A shorter essay on the idea here
. on "luxury beliefs" & social status
1/ Thread: The elites, bizarre beliefs ("luxury beliefs"), and signaling. I want to build from 's excellent article at the in this thread, providing a strong intellectual framework and relating to other luxury beliefs.
"In the past, upper-class Americans used to display their social status with luxury goods. Today, they do it with luxury beliefs."
I expanded this into a brief essay on luxury beliefs for the sunday edition here:
LUXURY BELIEFS: “A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and...
And lemme tellya, this is a fucking emergency situation when the tabloid NYPost prints vastly better articles than the goddamn New York Times. And the Post explains why