Sometimes societies respond to difficulties by returning to God. And other times they curse God and want to die.
In light of the recent economic downturn (which isn't over and hasn't even been halfway undone yet), upper-class Manhattanites are hiring disabled tour guides to allow them to bypass lines at Disney World.
Because nothing is more terrible than being somebody's equal, right?
Both articles came to my attention through Marginal Revolution. I'd give the MR bloggers a "hat tip" here, but I hate the term "hat tip."