Free Money and Lofty Idealism (Wait, Which City Are We In?)
At best, it was a heartfelt sociological experiment. At worst, it was a half-baked publicity stunt. Yesterday afternoon, a masked avenger of greed -- who goes by the name Atlas -- began giving away money to strangers on Biscayne Boulevard. Free cash. Atlas wore a handmade mask with comics pasted to the outside, which revealed only his sad brown eyes. He rounded up a team of homeless men and women to stop cars at the intersection of NE 36th Street and hand out dollar bills. The reason: to send busy commuters a clear (if a tad clichéd) message: Money doesn't make you happy. On the bottom of the dollar, he printed a website, withinorwithout.com. Atlas set the site up as "an effort to save the world," he says. It contains jewels of disjointed wisdom about, more or less, how to be "rich" without having money.
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