Are they trying for an accurate period setting or is it a generic
More Renaissance or Shakespeare, which is post-Middle Ages. I don't know if
there are fantasy elements...haven't seen any so far. The racial bit may
not matter too much because Italy, and the Moorish influence. But I agree,
that if it is meant to be historically accurate, it doesn't work. But my
take on this is it is meant to be more like "Reign" and not historically
accurate and more fantastical. (It's adapted from a series of popular YA
However, one woman spoke to me in PM, explaining that she came from the
US upper class and that the system I was describing was in fact very
similar to her own experience of class - just that most Americans of lower
classes were oblivious to this fact.
She's right. How to explain?
Our system is :
People with inherited wealth include the Rockerfellers, Vanderbuilts, the
Hiltons, etc. For an American novel about the clash between inherited and
new wealth - try F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. He wrote about it
Donald Trump. His father or grandfather came from middle class or working
class and worked his way up. Trump inherited the riches, but he's new
wealth. Unlike George W. Bush who is old wealth.
This would be Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, the Clintons for the most part,
Bloomberg, Turner, many movie stars, Obamas, Alexander Hamilton. These
people became millionaires or billionaires, but had to earn it. It was not
inherited. Most of these guys came up from the middle class or lower middle
class. They had poor childhoods in some cases and went to school on
Beneath this group are the lottery winners or people who just accidentally
come into money through unexpected inheritance -- maybe in the millions not
Of course then there's a hierarchy based on how much you have,
Income? Six figure to seven figure salaries
Middle Class - people like myself, which is up to six figure salaries,
depending on where you live. Six figures in NYC = Middle Class.
Lower Middle Class - below $50,000 a year in NYC.
In the US - 99% of the population falls between 9-5. 1% is between 4-1.
The taxes are mostly on 4-7, with 1-3 barely paying much at all due to
loopholes in the tax code. Trump is adding more.
Our royalty is basically movie stars, and 1-2. The old wealth inherited and
the second to third generation inherited.
There's a lot of anger in my country right now -- directed towards 1-3 and
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