Behavior: Chewing for Dollars

Learning how to love money

Question: If you were forced to sit in a hotel ballroom for 41 hours listening to simultaneous lectures by Werner Erhard and Reverend Ike, how would you feel? Answer: Very much like a graduate of Prosperity Training, the hot new contender in the perennially fierce competition for the sappiest California therapy of the year.

Like est, Prosperity Training originated in San Francisco, instructs students to "take responsibility for their own lives" and features marathon four-day courses with few food or bathroom breaks. But Prosperity Training offers a new twist;...

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