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Re: Chelsea and Money

Jonah, another point on this general topic: In her “truly well off” comment, it seemed pretty clear that Hillary was contrasting herself with Mitt Romney. It was striking, then, that she said she and Bill have earned their wealth “through dint of hard work.” What she was implying is that investing in and turning around companies is some sort of valueless, rigged financial game, while getting enormous book advances and speaking fees based on your political celebrity is the definition of honest labor.

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