the unfortunate millionaire has the responsibility of tremendous wealth
without the possibility of enjoying himself more than any ordinary rich man.
indeed, in many things he cannot enjoy himself more than many poor men do,
nor even so much, for a drum major is better dressed,
a trainer’s stable lad often rides a better horse;
the first-class carriage is shared by office boys taking their young ladies out for the evening;
everybody who goes down to brighton for sunday rides in the pullman car;
and for what use is it to be able to pay for a peacock’s brain sandwich
when there is nothing to be had but ham or beef?
the injustice of this state of things has not been sufficiently considered.
a man with an income of ￡25 a year can multiply his comfort beyond all calculation
by doubling his income.
a man with ￡50 a year can at least quadruple his comfort by doubling his income.
probably up to even ￡250 a year doubled income means doubled comfort.
after that the increment of comfort grows less in proportion to the increment of income