This is another contribution to my occasional practice on Saturdays to run articles about lifestyles of the rich ruling class also known as the One Percent (actually .01 of the 1%, or one out of every 10,000 of us) who, under the rules of capitalism, "own" the economy in which we work. The ultimate effect of this economic design is that we all work for them to support their lifestyle. This is simply a fact of life that we need to adapt to--if we haven't already.
Thus, it is my hope to create a better understanding of our masters by becoming acquainted with life as they live it. I hope that by doing this we won't lose touch with their world and their concerns--you know, to promote better understanding. It is important that we become better acquainted so that we can serve them better and make it easier for them to carry out the daily burden of making important decisions--for us, since we are too stupid or lazy to do this ourselves--which affect whether we go off to war in foreign lands to kill their enemies, if we have jobs, if we live in a home or under a bridge, if we can afford their health care services, education, etc.
Unfortunately, for some reason they tend to hide their lives from the rest of us behind walls of secrecy, literal walls of guarded gated communities, private clubs, esoteric publications, traveling with private jets, etc. We should not let that deter us.
Today, thanks to this member of the One Percent, Wednesday Martin, we can get a glimpse of the lifestyle of rich women of this class that we are working to support. The editor of Vanity, a magazine which is popular among the rich, introduces the excerpt this way:
In an excerpt from her buzzy new memoir, Primates of Park Avenue, Wednesday Martin calculates all of the personal-training sessions, Botox, and spa treatments required to survive and thrive as a wife and mother on the Upper East Side [of New York City]. It ain’t cheap.