TMN Weekender

Pity the Rich

“Only the little people pay taxes,” Leona Helmsley said in 1983, earning her the epithet “Queen of Mean.” Twenty-nine years later, a presidential candidate is similarly lampooned for complaining that the wealthy pay a disproportionate amount—a gaffe exacerbated by the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The rich, it seems, just can’t get a break.

In this edition of the TMN Weekender, a selection of stories about the little people. Ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.


TMN Editor Liz Entman has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman