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I think that this idea is English.

But there's a distinction made in the US between the nouveau riche and old money.  Part of which is that old money (see the Kennedys, etc)understand that part of their social role is to provide charity for those who don't have.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:06:33 PM EST
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