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SUMMARY õ The Velvet Rope Economy READ & DOWNLOAD The Velvet Rope Economy From New York Times business reporter Nelson D Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life creating a friction free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other sideIn nearly every realm of daily life from health care to education highways to home security there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans. The Velvet Rope Economy shows how the ultra wealthy can pay their way past all the inconveniences in their lives and turn every experience into a luxury This includes not having to wait in line at amusement parks getting box seats at sports games that allow for face time with athletes retaining doctors on call donating so much money to an Ivy League school that their children are admitted and so much On the surface this book seems like a worthwhile read but it actually left me frustrated and annoyed and I m going to try to articulate whyTo begin with this book conflates two completely different things into one Citizens of a first world country are entitled to certain things such as access to uality health care and opportunities to have an affordable education that will lead to middle class earnings However people are not entitled to skip lines nor have access to famous athletes so they can get their ball signed nor partake in luxurious air travel or cruises Yet this book spends the majority of the time complaining about the latter and only a portion of it talking about the real issues of the formerIn terms of the latter the author just hasn t convinced me with his argument He s essentially saying that it s bad that people can pay to have a better experience than those who pay less and that worsens the divide between the classes For example you pay to sit in first class on an airplane which comes with leg room lounge access earlier boarding etc Then the people who have economy seats look with envy at those in first class which causes the divide between the classes to expand I don t know that seems like many jumps to get to that conclusion But even if true I m not sure how to process thatThere is an implied argument here that I m not sure I agree with which is that it s wrong for someone to pay to get But that s the basis of any economy If I pay for a business class ticket of course I expect to get service and value than if I pay for an economy class ticket Otherwise customers have no incentive to pay which then means the airlines would have no incentive to offer And if that was the case the result isn t that every customer would receive first class treatment rather it s that the airlines would give everyone the economy treatmentBut odious than that the book also implies that when people pay for something it s because they are rich or otherwise privileged and they don t deserve to be so There is a tone of both envy and resentment that permeates this section and it rubs me the wrong way I think a better uestion is this is the tiered system of goods what s worsening the class divide or is it that in our inter connected world where everyone can peer into everyone else s lives envy becomes of an issue Because in one case the blame is on the rich In the other case the blame is on those who feels envious of others for having what they lack But realistically any one person can never have it all We each have limited resources and must use those up as we see fit For example people with kids might see value in spending their money to fast track the lines at an amusement park while older and less mobile people might see value in maid service or having a nurse on callUnless somehow we do away with human nature or we get rid of internet and TV so that people can t see what the Joneses are up to envy and jealousy are just part of the norm And everyone will just have to live with the fact that others will have things which they themselves do not have because they chose to spend their resources on other thingsNow we finally get to the part of the book where it addresses the real issues such as the lack of good health care and uality education for the poor But even here the book was a disappointment It treats each issue superficially and doesn t get to the root of the problems For example people with limited means generally have bad or no health insurance because it is tied to their lack of employment Now people with good private insurance from their employers are free to leave struggling hospitals for better care elsewhere But the book misses the discussion on why this is even an issue to begin with It s because we live in a country where a person s health insurance is based on whatever their employer wants to offer or not versus in every other industrialized country where health insurance is uniformly provided by the government And the book does not address this crucial point at allAnother example of a miss is around education The book talks about how money for field trips teacher s aids sportsmusic classes etc often comes from parent led fundraisers So in a struggling school district parents often do not have the means to raise that kind of money But the solution proposed in the book is that the money raised by wealthier districts should partially be given to poorer districts That might work in an idealized world but in this actual world I d bet that would be a hard sell And what s not addressed The reason we are even in this predicament is because recent policy changes have diverted money out of education which then force public officials to go begging to tax payers every time they need money to cover the shortfall And unsurprisingly people hardly ever want to pay taxes on an item by item basisThe book also spends a large amount of time bashing on parents who set their children up for admission into Ivy League schools by making donations and offering their kids college prep tutoring and extracurriculars Sure that s rather unfair but harping on it misses other relevant points For example Ivy League schools are on a level of competitiveness that is unreal They accept like 3% of the students who apply even though every applicant probably has the academic rigor to succeed So the schools are forced to somehow differentiate between this 40 GPA student they accept from these thirty other 40 GPA students they reject and the only way to do so is through standards that have little to do with academic success such as how well spoken they are what community service contributions they ve made and their extracurriculars But Ivy League schools are private and can acceptreject using whatever standards they want The point isn t to force them to accept everybody that would be impossible and counterproductive It s to realize that public schools are where funding should go if we want uality education to be accessible to all But the book also misses the most important point of all when it comes to college education which is that the school someone gets into is not nearly as important as what major they choose to study In this day and age certain majors such as math science and engineering ensure job opportunities while others make it almost impossible to find jobs even for an Ivy League graduateThere is so much potential that this book could have explored yet it focuses so much energy implying that the rich is out to game the system by paying thousands for first class tickets or the ability to cut in line at amusement parks In the flying example it completely glosses over the fact that air travel is now cheap enough for the masses And to achieve this airlines essentially had to cut every amenity and pack in as many people as possible Sure it s uncomfortable but compared to the alternative of the past when flying was dignified but out of reach for everyone except the wealthiest that isn t something I would want to change backI could go on and rebut almost every topic covered in this book but taking mercy on the kind souls who actually read my reviews I must stop This book left me irritated and dissatisfied It spent so much time both mooning over and whining about pointless aspirational crap and missed a real opportunity to address the policy shortfalls in essential services that every citizen should be entitled to By lumping the two completely disparate issues together the book makes almost no coherent argument JOURS HEUREUX A DIE (FOSSE AUX OURS) divides Americans in every arena of life creating a friction free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other sideIn nearly every realm of L'espagnol - Guide de conversation pour les Nuls, 2ème édition eBook: Susana WALD: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. daily life from health care to education highways to home security there is an invisible velvet rope that Complete Language Pack French (Complete Language Packs) divides how Americans. 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SUMMARY õ The Velvet Rope Economy READ & DOWNLOAD The Velvet Rope Economy T shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to profit by serving the privileged And as decision makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction free side of the velvet rope they are less inclined to change or even notice the obstacles everyone else must contend with Schwartz's must read book takes us on a behind the scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society. covered ineuality in the spaces of theme parks sports travel healthcare education retail malls grocery stores and restaurantsmade me realise that when people can pay to make problems disappear eg pay for private school if public schools suck there is less incentive to invest in solving the actual problems eg resources for schoolsmy takeaway public goods should not be run like businesses Coffret conversation anglais Américain (Guide CD) decision makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction free side of the velvet rope they are less inclined to change or even notice the obstacles everyone else must contend with Schwartz's must read book takes us on a behind the scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope Guide Roumain divide takes on society. covered ineuality in the spaces of theme parks sports travel healthcare education retail malls grocery stores and restaurantsmade me realise that when people can pay to make problems Guide Créole mauricien disappear eg pay for private school if public schools suck there is less incentive to invest in solving the actual problems eg resources for schoolsmy takeaway public goods should not be run like businesses

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SUMMARY õ The Velvet Rope Economy READ & DOWNLOAD The Velvet Rope Economy Live On one side of the rope for a price red tape is cut lines are jumped appointments are secured and doors are opened On the other side middle and working class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane a place in line with their kids at the amusement park a college acceptance or a hospital bed We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else but when we weren't looking business innovators stepped in to exploit i. This is an illuminating book about the hidden lives of the Super rich There s money to be made to provide velvet rope service to them 1 Envy special restaurants cruise within a cruise decks for people who are willing to pay a lot for special services Interestingly people in the second class cabins can be inspired to want to pay next time 2 Exclusivity special suites in stadiums including tunnels where players must pass through at the best location with gourmet food and bar no hotdogs Problem when teams lose nobody goes to those boxes and the stadium can look empty Special access for music festivals 3 Ease frictionless private airports lounges limousine transfer from home to lounge and from lounge to plane Fast pass for universal studios VIP tours for Disney 4 Access Consierge medical service that helps clients jump ueues to see top Doctors and find the right clinical trials for clients who have run out of usual treatment options Access to Ivy League with a huge donation or coaching classes staffed by people who used to work in Admission office themselves 5 Security private fire fighters who only put off fires in your property regular consultation to reduce risk of fire Outside the velvet ropeExclusion Division isolation closing of rural Hospitals grocery stores malls Poor and even middle class kids not able to join school sports Anyway the best coaches are all in private sports clubs now Public schools with lots of donations vs others without Cuts after cuts for public services when the rich get their own private ones Solution EgalitarianismSouthwest Airlines without different classes Green Bay Packers stadium Brandon Dunes Golf courses Treat everyone the same and leave some money on the table Of course consumers need to support these firms as well for this to work

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  • The Velvet Rope Economy
  • Nelson D. Schwartz
  • English
  • 15 November 2019
  • 9780385543088

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