He accused it of fostering a culture of greed which mirrored the days of 80s yuppiedom
With the era of yuppiedom
over, their frivolous lifestyles filled the gossip columns.
In an interview in The New York Times Greenberg speaks of growing up on Long Island in "a highly middle- class environment," and Eastern Standard has been characterized by both those who applaud and who denigrate it as a salute to yuppiedom
. In calling himself middle-class, Greenberg employs a common evasion, for unless "upper-class" is to refer only to Rockefellers and royalty, then the society Greenberg springs from and sings of is surely upper class; lowerupper, if one wants to niggle.
In short, Bar Sirius is in an area which has all the essential signs of yuppiedom
: tarted up docks, penthouse suites and lots of bars and restaurants to spend large amounts of loot in.
David Jason has fond memories of Del Boy's flirtation with Filofaxes, red braces and yuppiedom
. "They were real classics, with Del going completely over the top pretending to be like Michael Douglas in Wall Street and failing abysmally," he recalls.
This is the lost Golden Age that yuppiedom
yearns to return to, a world of evening clothes, cocktails and canapes, where ethical values are turned topsy-turvy with no unseemly fuss "I'd rather Charleston," the bankrupted heroine declares to her feckless brother and the title song is a solicitation by a aged rout urging her to join him not in bed but in a scheme to defraud the estate of the romantic (millionaire pre tending to be hobo) lead.
and a desire to create a better life away from spiralling city taxes and crime have forced many into the 'burbs.
Yes, the sample is thin and bizarrely skewed toward what might be called yuppiedom
; yes, the use to which the 200 interviews are put seems odd (less than a handful of people are quoted, and even they are never allowed to speak at any length); yes, the scope is overly ambitious, including as it does a history of Western civilization with particular attention to the last 350 years of American history.