What’s behind rich people pretending to be self-made? | US news | The Guardian

‘Americans connect hard work with deservingness: if we just work hard enough, we will be abundantly rewarded.’

Meanwhile, few who make the “I did it all myself” argument question the absurdity of seeing earnings as a measure of grit and moral worth. Does anyone really think that a CEO, whose pay is on average 271 times greater than that of his typical worker, works 271 times harder than his employees, who might actually be doing strenuous physical labor?

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