Skip’s Lexicon: plutopathy

plu-top’-a-thy (n.): A mental illness caused by excess wealth. Symptoms include: shortsighted decision-making; inability to empathize;  self-centeredness bordering on narcissism; heightened sense of privilege; atrophy of the altruistic parts of the brain;chronic feelings of insufficiency; inability to feel satisfied; tendency to reduce all relationships to economics.


One response to “Skip’s Lexicon: plutopathy

  1. I was thinking plutopathy might be a particular feeling of compassion for the dispossessed and disenfranchised, even without being able to empathize.


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