Deranged Millionaire John Hodgman Has Some Advice For Other Deranged Millionaires

“But during the previous few years, due to hard work and exceedingly strange circumstance, I had made more money than I had ever conceived of making in my life. I had also paid a huge bucket of local, state, and city taxes, and that was JUST FINE WITH ME. Because I knew that I had very little to worry about when it came to providing for my family and me this holiday season. And I suspected he didn’t as well. But there are many, many people who are VERY worried about this. And out of consideration to them, it seemed to me a little unseemly for wealthy to care so much about the names they might be called. ‘From my point of view,’ I said, ‘I think you and me and other wealthy people should just suck it in and take it.’”
 — John Hodgman tells the story of meeting a former banker in an airport who told him that “it was unfair and hurtful to make the bankers out to be the bad guys.” He tells it in response to reading Max Abelson’s story from yesterday about unashamed fat-cat job creators who demand to be treated with respect.