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  • They are the "poorgeoisie," rich hipsters whose scruffy style provides "cultural camouflage" that hides their wealth, giving them a way of "blending in perfectly with a landscape full of genuine privation."

    Hide the Jewels: Don't Tempt the Tax Man


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  • "Poorgeoisie and those who pretend to be less wealthy have been with us for years. What has changed is that many of them no longer have to pretend."

    --Wall Street Journal, Jun 17, 2009

    June 29, 2009