The Last Shame in America

Why is everyone so squeamish about money?


| July / August 2003



Try this: Throw a party. Announce that guests will be required to expose their net worth and income to total strangers. Bring a brokerage statement! Show us your pay stub! Come on, don’t forget your year-end bonus! Give it a whirl! Chips, beer, and full financial disclosure! Who can resist a theme party?

Well, in this case, nearly everyone.