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Not rooted in a former aristocracy, the nouveaux riches, by and large uneducated, often morally indiscreet, vulgar and pretentious, even if naturally gifted, driven, and hardworking, craved to climb the social ladder at all costs, relying on the power of money.
Reste a savoir dans quelle mesure les nouveaux riches de la societe chinoise vont-ils continuer a jouer le jeu de la neutralite positive face aux nouveaux choix qui vont s'imposer et dans quelle mesure les chats vont-ils continuer a rattraper les rats pour paraphraser cette formule empruntee a Den Xiaoping ?
The nouveaux riches do spend lavishly in the capital, but even that money dribbles out of the country.
In our explorations we travel with Conover, accompanying Kenyan truck drivers (claimed to be spreaders of Aids); with enthusiastic Chinese nouveaux riches in their first car-based trips around the country; or with the Nigerian ambulance nurses in the hyper-violent Lagos.
The former tells of sub-citizens living outside the gated enclaves of the nouveaux riches, trying to survive attacks from predators identified only as "furry things.
Wasn't he, after all, the darling of the nouveaux riches who made Wall Street killings in those golden years?
After the bloody lull of the Revolution and subsequent Terror, townhouses became popular once again in the 19th century--by which time the Monceau plain, in west Paris, had become the place to be--and into the beginning of the 20th; over this period they became less the preserve of aristocrats than of financiers and various nouveaux riches.
Summary: India's nouveaux riches are proudly flashing their cash with a preference for tangible assets like gold, gems, watches and luxury cars.
At the same time one gets the sense that the candidates themselves are posing as nouveaux riches, spending money as they are with reckless abandon.
The local comprador bourgeoisies, the nouveaux riches, beneficiaries of current imperialist globalization, generously support political Islam.
They formed a small and tightly knit class of local "nabobs" who as wealthy nouveaux riches were often regarded with considerable suspicion and distrust in late-18th century Wales.
Dubai has become a magnet for a smattering of nouveaux riches.
One branch settled in Paris, where they built the Hotel Ephrussi on the Rue de Monceau, famous at the time as the neighborhood of Jewish nouveaux riches.
Merimee allegorizes these two groups in "La Venus d'Ille"--where he figures the return of an object from the past that haunts the "upstanding" nouveaux riches Peyrehorades--and in "Carmen," where a bohemienne from the lowest ranks of society rises to haunt the established order, reminding it of a form of liberty abandoned in the wake of the July Revolution.