I stumbled across a very crafty Twitter feed called “GS Elevator Gossip” @GSElevator the other day. The idea behind the Twitter feed is to share with the public random elevator gossip from one of the most hallowed, and vilified investment banks in the world. Given the average compensation for Goldman Sachs employees runs around $300,000-$500,000 a year, it’s safe to say that Goldman Sachs has its fair share of 1 percenters.
Some of the Tweets are quite witty. And others are downright offensive. The key to all good snark is to be witty, a little offensive, and contain a good dose of truth. One of the Tweets that piqued my interest is this one:
“I’m in the top 1% because I want the best for my family. What does that say about the 99%?”
ZING! Let’s discuss the merits of this statement, shall we? I’m assuming that most parents in the 99% won’t be in agreement with the statement. We’ll also touch upon why the 99% is better than the top 1% as well.