• Wealth Therapists Now Exist to Help Super Rich Cope with Hardships

    October 24, 2015

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    Posted in: #99Percent, Democracy, Economy, Minimum Wage

    Sure, 99 percent of us have problems: Can we feed our kids? Will we lose our home to predatory lending? How can we access decent healthcare? That sort of thing.

    But rich people have problems, too. Luckily, a group of brave psychiatric professionals, dubbed “wealth therapists,” have emerged to come to their aid.


    The UK Guardian (America’s best newspaper) profiled Clay Cockrell, a former Wall Street worker turned therapist, who spends his days helping New York’s wealthiest people.

    So what issues are America’s One Percent struggling with? Cockrell tells us there is guilt over being rich in the first place, which makes the rich feel that they have to hide the fact that they are rich. And then there is the isolation – being in the One Percent, it turns out, can be lonely.

    And the problem is growing. According to Oxfam, the richest One Percent have seen their share of global wealth increase from only 44 percent in 2009 to 48 percent in 2014. It will break 51 percent by next year.

    The wealth therapists also say things have only gotten worse for their clients since the debate over income inequality that has been spurred on by movements like Occupy Wall Street.

    “The Occupy Wall Street movement singled out the One Percent and painted them globally as something negative,” said Jamie Traeger-Muney, another wealth psychologist. “I am not necessarily comparing it to what people of color have to go through, but it really is making value judgments about a particular group of people as a whole.”

    Traeger-Muney specializes in the unique issues inheritors face. “You can come up with lot of words and sayings about inheritors, and not one of them is positive: spoiled brat, born with a silver spoon in their mouth, trust fund babies, all these things,” she said, adding “I am shocked by things that people say. If you substitute in the word Jewish or black, you would never say something like that.”


    Hyper-wealthy, we all feel your pain. Thus, today, we are all part of the One Percent. #WealthyLivesMatter (say the wealthy.)


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  • Recent Comments

    • b. traven said...


      Oh Peter! Have you no heart? You satirize those poor souls who have captured our nation’s wealth.Don’t you understand the burden they carry with all those dollars that they have stolen from the 99%. The shear weight of that wealth is unbearable.

      10/24/15 1:45 PM | Comment Link

    • Nic108 said...


      My heart bleeds for the kleptocrats.

      10/24/15 7:25 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...


      Lucky. They’re not held to account for their OPPRE$$ION of the rest 0f US! (Luv that $heer weight they taken off US’ sheeple by yearly FLEECING US!!)

      10/24/15 7:55 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      “But rich people have problems, too.”

      Well then, let me relieve them of their burden…


      10/25/15 7:17 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      Wish I could have shopping, but I was with Cornell West yesterday , shutting down the streets in the apple. Sometimes “I can’t breath”. How is that young black boy Tamir doing? MIC key

      10/25/15 2:30 PM | Comment Link

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