What price revolution? Here's what a quality torch will cost you these days


I recently heard about a woman in New York who is buying her third apartment in the city. In addition to her homes on the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, both of which face Central Park, she has grabbed a pad in the tony Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. This convenient pied a terre is costing her over $40 million dollars, not counting her impressive expenditures on remodeling, decorating, and so forth.

When I heard about this, I was struck by an increasingly familiar feeling: the desire to gather up a gang of malcontents and begin stringing up plutocrats.

I'm not sure that the time has come to start buying supplies, but I've been told that fortune favors the prepared; consequently, I've started pricing the necessary supplies for a revolution.