Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: The rich are different — see for yourself

Apr 15, 2024, 5:52 PM

FILE: The panoramic view from the interior of the Andersen Window in Park City Friday, January 16, ...

FILE: The panoramic view from the interior of the Andersen Window in Park City Friday, January 16, 2004. The 6,000-square foot home was built for the company to showcase upcoming products. But, not window coverings as is explained in Jeff Caplan's Minute of News. (Jason Olson, Deseret News)

(Jason Olson, Deseret News)

Editor’s note: Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News is an editorial piece. An editorial, like a news article, is based on fact but also shares opinions. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and are not associated with our newsroom.

SALT LAKE CITY — Seems like everywhere you find a tiny wedge of open land along the Wasatch Front somebody’s building a house on it. And if you manage to scrape up enough money to buy one of these freshly built homes, you quickly discover you need MORE money. Because as Bugs Bunny so perfectly explains,  it’s curtains for you. Coytins.


You need Coytins. Window treatments. A new home in Draper needs drapes. Maybe shutters in Springville. Or blinds in Bluffdale. Whatever you pick it’s gonna cost too much money for a lot of home buyers, which is why so many people move into their newly built homes and buy those folding paper pulldowns.

They have to save for window treatments.

Or, you can do what the rich do. Skip the window treatments and let everybody look.  

Yes, even the bathroom window. According to The Atlantic, more and more wealthy people go with pristine glass and nothing more. And if you want to look in at them, well, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of life on Easy Street.

They don’t care.

A Department of Energy study from 10 years ago showed people who made $150,000 a year back then were twice as likely to have naked windows.

The Robb Report theorizes this is a flex. The rich are fearless — they have freedom. And this is why some wealthy neighborhoods in both big cities and little towns are a peeping Tom’s paradise.

Paper fold-downs are 20 bucks. Come on rich people — install them!

Jeff Caplan is the host of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL NewsRadio. Follow him on Facebook and X. 

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