Hey, big spender. / Vu Nguyen
The Baffler,  August 26, 2016

Daily Bafflements

Rich people stuff

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• What to do in your new Cadillac? Rich people stuff, obviously. Of course, for the final word on Rich People Things, we always refer to editor in chief Chris Lehmann, who explored that slippery category in his 2011 book.

• What do you get the electric-car-and-rocketship mogul who has everything? A lunch date with Amber Heard, apparently. Lest you think we’ve fallen back onto tabloid-style gossip, may we point you to Daniel Oberhaus’s Baffler Blog salvo on Elon Musk’s philosophy of existence—and what it means for the rest of us.

Step aside, Martin Shkreli. As you may have heard, at least one drug company wants to add emergency anaphylactic shock treatment to that list of “rich people stuff.” Like the infamous “pharma-bro,” drug company Mylan is now on an apology-and-coupon tour.

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