jeudi 12 mars 2009

Rich list Poor list

One is meant to react in Pavlovian cries of indignation about the super-rich and their oinkings as they slurp from their troughs in these economically challenged times. Poor souls. Many billionaires have lost ranking in the Rich List. Up on France 24, it is reported that these suits have lost half their wealth. Tough times - I must remember to write them a cheque to tide them over. But down at the other end, there's even stiffer competition for the coveted position of poorest in the world, with the poor list itself being extended by a million or so places due to all the new contenders. Results out (on the streets) soon.