Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Two Americas

There's the America where the people can afford $400 hair cuts and then there's the American where I live.

I pay $12.

Carbon indulges aren't the only extravagance available to the super-rich.

Update: John Edwards also paid $225 for whatever services are provided by
"the Pink Sapphire in Manchester, N.H., which is described on its Web site as "a unique boutique for the mind, body and face" that caters mostly to women."

And, he paid $250 to a "trendy salon and spa" in Dubuque, Iowa.


Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

I haven't watched the video, so maybe there's a really important step in the process I'm missing that makes it all worth that much money.

However, the guy doesn't look to me like he spent $400 on his head. Reasonably priced haircuts look... well, they look the same, and for far less money.

So, I guess the important thing to take from this is that this guy fancies himself capable of being in charge of our money...

Ye gods.

Devil's Advocate said...

That's hilarious! I love it! When the wealthy play dress up it makes the world seem like a real "Drag".

Daniel F Schanze said...

I don't see anything wrong with getting a $400 hair cut. Some times it takes the right person to make your hair the way you want it to look. Am I missing something?

Tom Forbes said...


See here. Edwards is almost as big a hypocrite as Al Gore.

By the way, the full video of Edwards primping can be found here. It is a must-see.

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

Dan: "I don't see anything wrong with getting a $400 hair cut."

I think of the stocks that could have been purchased, and I almost cry.


Daniel F Schanze said...

I think it is important to feel good about the way you look. If he feels better with that hair cut... I support it. The old saying "you look how you feel" or something like that. Again, I see no problem with $400 hair cuts... or even more if need be.

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

Dan -

True, and when it comes down to it, free markets are about letting the individual decide what the value of something is. The basic gripe with Edwards though is that his rhetoric about wealth doesn't match the lifestyle he keeps. For most of us, his ideas would basically mean that Eddie gets to keep his, and the rest of us can't get ours.