I’ll Take Personal Dignity for $400, Alex.

The blockbuster news yesterday of the resignation of Best Buy’s CEO Brian Dunn – and subsequent fall-out indicating that there are “personal misconduct” issues that led to it – made me wonder: would you rather be a relatively anonymous middle-class person or a publicly-disgraced rich person?

What is the price of personal dignity? Would you trade the security of never having to work again for the loss of respect of your family, friends, co-workers, and general public? Granted, the public’s memory is short, but still…

I’m pretty sure I’d keep (what’s left of) my personal dignity and wallow in the (rapidly vanishing) middle class.