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It is difficult being rich

By Stella Tillyard   March 2000

There’s something flourishing in America which has almost died out in Britain: Society. Every big town, and Chicago is no exception, has a highly visible social order. At its pinnacle are descendants of the families which made the city rich and endowed its institutions: the meat magnates, prairie kings, agricultural machinery inventors and railroad builders of a century ago. But almost anyone can enter on a lower-rung, and giving is the way to do it. At a hundred auctions, balls and charity fashion parades you can see them, the newly rich, buying in and getting on.

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