What Else Can You Get?

 

Sources for numbers:

Amount spent on negative ads from Jan. 1, 2011 to July 12, 2012
Kantar Media CMAG

Private Islands
Private Islands Online

Private Jets
Winston Salem Journal, May 14, 2012, “Honda Aircraft to begin HondaJet production ahead of schedule”

Reuters, Jan. 30, 2012, “Honda out to shake up market with first jet next year”

Minivans
Edmunds.com

Kardashian Wedding
ABC News Entertainment Blog

Trip to Space
Virgin Galactic

Packs of Nerds
Amazon.com

Face-lifts
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2011 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report (PDF)

iPads
Apple.com

The New York Times Home Delivery
(not including a reduced introductory rate of $7.70 per week for first 8-12 weeks)

Job Wages
National employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey (PDF) by occupation, May 2011.   Annual mean wages

Wall Street Executive Annual Salaries
Forbes, April 25, 2012, “Shareholders Revolt: Are Wall Street’s CEOs Worth Their Pay?”

The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2012, “CEO Pay Is Still Robust at Big Asset Managers”

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