Seeing Lots of Lavish Spending Lately

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

I can’t help but cringe when I hear about girls on “The Bachelor” getting highly expensive gifts — beautiful lodging, designer clothes, diamond necklaces — when so many people in this economy are struggling to survive day to day.

I just finished watching this show, so the lavishness of it all is on my mind. I get a similar feeling when I think about all of the money that’s spent making films and music videos.

Sarah McLachlan, my fav singer, put together a great music video back in 2004 for her song “World on Fire.” The video only cost $15 to make. It’s not the best-produced video (the text, at times, runs across the screen too quickly), but for $15 it’s pretty darn good. And its message is even better. Watch the video to better understand McLachlan’s belief that a little money can go a long way toward helping those less fortunate.