Magazine December 31, 2020, Issue

The Children’s Crusade

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‘The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism” was the name of a recent NYT story about helium-headed children of hard-working people who want to spoil things for everyone. Is that too cruel? Okay. Idealistic, noble people who want a better future. (Note: Helium is a “noble gas.”)

The piece begins with the granite-hard dedication of one Sam Jacobs, eager to get his soft hands on his trust fund so he can convert it to a fine mist and feed it to the wind. The Times quotes him thus: “I want to build a world where someone like me, a

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