I am a tax lawyer. I spend much of my academic time thinking about wealth and its opposites. I read Forbes. I read the Forbes 100 list. In short: I’m inclined to be curious about articles that cover the marketplace, broadly construed.
My cynical self couldn’t help a little chuckle in response to the Financial Advisor magazine’s gush over “The Nation’s Richest Self-Made Women” (here). I love that the article focused on women; I love that the article focused on self-created (as opposed to inherited) wealth. But something about the chirpy, upbeat tone of the article struck me as slightly…off. I can’t quite identify what made me uneasy or unsatisfied. Maybe it’s just that much of the business press is too surface-level, and that was more obvious in this article.