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The rich for the most part seem to have the preconceived notion that they are above the rules that the rules do not apply to them When a situation is not going their way they resort to the use of their wealth in order to reach their goal The wealthy seem to believe that their wealth and money automatically gives them authority and power over the less fortunate In the short story The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut the main character Eli does not meet the academic standards to get into the school so Elis father tires to use his wealth in order to try and get his son into the school Theres a majority other Boards of Overseers in this room at this very moment Every one of them is a close friend of mine or a close friend of my father If they tell Doctor Warren Elis in that it Elis in if theres room for all these other people he said There is room for Eli too Vonnegut 21 The only reason for which Doctor Remzel believes that his plan could work is that the wealthy Remzel legacy has long been donating large amounts of money to the school This incident in the story regarding using wealth as power is a direct parallel to the way that many controversys in the United States Justice system work today On November 24 2010 Joshua Holland published an article on Alter Net about a wealthy man evading the justice system souly based off of his wealth There was hit and run in July of that year the driver that day was 52-year-old Martin Joel Erzinger a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney money manager who oversees more than a billion in assets for ultra high net worth individuals their families and foundations the district attorney decided to let Mr Erzinger off with just a misdemeanor Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr
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