In Defense of A Michigan Student’s Relative Wealth

Jesse Klein, a student at the University of Michigan, recently wrote a school newspaper column titled Relative Wealth that has widely circulated across the internet in the three days since she wrote it. The column became notorious both for its content and style—Ms. Klein argues that she is middle class despite hailing from a Silicon Valley household that makes $250,000 per year, and her writing style was not well received. There 200 comments at the time I started writing this, and I would guess there were about 10 negative comments to every 1 lukewarm/neutral comment. You can read the article here: “Relative Wealth.”

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