The Wealth Race

Much has been said lately about the disparity between the haves and the have-nots.  Particularly, as President Obama is saddled by historically bad polling results, his administration and mainstream media companions are seeking out every opportunity to blame our woes on income disparity and to stoke the flames of class warfare.  "Not only are the rich getting richer, but the rich are getting richer faster," they say.  As it turns out, they are absolutely correct. Several years ago I was working on a film that starred a very high-profile A-list actor.  One weekend, this actor, his stand-in, and the director spent a weekend in Las Vegas.  On the following Monday morning, the director came back with tales of grandeur.  "I couldn't believe how much money was changing hands," he said.  This was from the mouth of a successful director.  By the end of their Saturday night of gambling, the actor had won over $150,000.  His stand-in lost $1,800 -- a...(Read Full Article)