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Another article asks us to feel sorry for a couple earning $500,000 a year

Another article asks us to feel sorry for a couple earning $500,000 a year

Articles asking us to sympathize with high-income couples barely scraping by or even falling deeply into debt despite income in the high six-figures are staples of the financial press. The idea seems to be that wealth doesn’t buy happiness or even, really, wealth, so we shouldn’t judge these people too harshly.

The flaws all these articles have in common are on display, as it happens, with the latest entry in the genre, entitled “Scraping By on $500,000 a Year: Why It’s So Hard for High Income Earners to Escape the Rat Race.”

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