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Malcolm Forbes' Birthday Bash

August 27, 1989

Again and again we hear the uproar over the lavish party for Malcolm Forbes on his 70th birthday in Tangiers.

Why when so many people are starving should anyone spend so much money on pleasure? $2 million! How terrible!

To begin with, the money was not just thrown into thin air.

Have we not learned that every time someone spends money, he is keeping someone else employed? It does not matter whether it is a loaf of bread, something to wear or whatever. It is when we stop spending money that the economy suffers.

Why are people who dared to dream, spending many back breaking years before they became successful, vilified? Don't we know that these are the people who give us our jobs?

RUTH ADAMS

Los Angeles

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