Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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The Desire For Bling

"A desire for expensive products is related to feelings of social status, which may help explain why minorities are attracted to 'bling,' a new study suggests."

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Smitros (#5,315)

Thorstein Veblen had this covered for all ethnicities a century ago.

I'll take the gold lamé spice rack, the wristwatch from Chanel and the rest on a gift certificate.

hershmire (#233,671)

So only by keeping minorities out of the upper levels of society are we keeping our economy afloat?

Paul B@twitter (#13,135)

Wait, so when a Wall St suit orders a $75 glass of scotch after work with the guys on a Thursday, it's somehow different?

mwgallagher@twitter (#240,228)

blah blah blah apple macbook pro retina blah blah blah

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

I think I read a study a few years ago that basically said the closer you are in socioeconomic status with your neighbors, you're more likely to engage in wealth signaling behaviors.

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