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“Usually when people talk about the trickle-down theory, it has to do with economics. The richer people at the top of a society become, supposedly, the more wealth there is to trickle down to the people below. It never really works out that way, of course, because if there are two things people at the top can’t stand, they have to be leakage and overflow.”

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source: Hocus Pocus (New York: Putnam, 1997), 201–2

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“We are living longer, but thinking shorter.”

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source: “An Anthropologist’s Take on Homemaking,” by Penelope Green, The New York Times, August 25, 2010.

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medium: newspaper article

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