...privileged treatment for a well-heeled minority may be one perverse result of the democratisation of air travel – cheap flights and the rest. But relieving the "business-class" of the everyday hassles that "the masses" are subjected to, reduces the already dwindling number of state services where the rich have to experience how the other half lives.Speaking of which, I just watched insta-Libertarian (is there any other sort?)/occasional and opportunistic Ralph Nader fan/msblog celebrity Michelle Malkin getting her ass handed to her (but not only this!) by Oberlin students and faculty. The kids, they are alright! I wanted to post it to LS, but the show hasn't been made available yet. For a title, considering, "Michelle Malkin: Unwitting Self-Parody Unhinged, or; Deeply Unhelpful, Well-Payed For It. What do you think? Too long, and dignifying, maybe.
In the United States, it is possible for higher-earners never to cross paths with the poor, except in a master-servant relationship. The result is extraordinary ignorance of how the other half lives and denial that poverty, lack of healthcare, inner-city education or other social miseries are really so bad.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
The new (old) class society
An article for high-flyers:
Posted by Matt Christie at 2:40 PM