Yucky! Yuppie is back.

I’m not a yuppie, in fact, I’m highly critical of the yuppie mentality. All the same, it’s not like yuppie has, as in Elvis and the room, entirely left the lexicon.

What is yuppie? If you consult Wikipedia you get the following definition.

A yuppie (short for “young urban professional” or “young upwardly-mobile professional”) is defined by one source as being “a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city”. This acronym first came into use in the early 1980s.

Yuppie stands for yes men and yes women because you don’t advance in the academic and corporate worlds without kissing ass. Yes men, and yes women, are very good at one thing, and that one thing is kissing ass. Abandon your social conscience to a bus station locker, and you, too, can be yuppie. You, too, can yup up and out.

If you want to know more about the word yuppie, you might get there by exploring the word corruption. Wikipedia again.

Though corruption is often viewed as illegal, there is an evolving concept of legal corruption, as developed by Daniel Kaufmann and Pedro Vicente. It might be termed as processes which are corrupt, but are protected by a legal (that is, specifically permitted, or at least not proscribed by law) framework.

More pointedly, whistle-blowing would tend to be seen as anathema to a yuppie.

The term, as Wikipedia points out, took a dive with the 1989 stockmarket crash, but it didn’t say anything about it being touched much by the 2006 stockmarket crash, probably because yuppies had a lot to do with that stockmarket crash, too.

In the disability field as well we’ve got more than our share of yuppies. Disability couldn’t, in fact, be much of a profession without them. Everybody needs a racket, right? Just imagine, disabled yuppie!

Yuppie Hunter slippers are thought stylish in some quarters though. You can purchase a pair for 450$ if you’re interested in that kind of thing.

Get me, I’m not recommending it. I wouldn’t support yuppie if I were you, let alone, if I were me. A teeshirt with a target on it would be no less provocative, and it would certainly be much more cost effective. Etc.


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