What does it mean to be poor or rich in America? We asked our listeners that question and we got a lot of feedback. Listeners like Allan from Woonsocket, Rhode Island texted us:
"I feel rich by knowing that rich or poor is a state of mind."
But is there a more concrete dividing line between feeling rich and feeling poor in our country, and if so... what is it? In this conversation we speak with Larry Samuel, the author of Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture. Larry, who has also been dubbed “the Margaret Mead of plutocrats” by Slate Magazine, tells us all the categories of rich you may not have known existed.