Friday, November 29, 2002

Thankful now, more thankful later

Remember when I discussed someone arguing that I support libertarianism because I'm rich? Turns out everyone thinks so. From David Brooks' essay in the November Atlantic

During the most recent presidential election a Time magazine-CNN poll asked voters whether they were in the top one percent of income earners. Nineteen percent reported that they were, and another 20 percent said that they expected to be there one day.
As Mark Kleiman points out, this should cool the jets of the class warriors in DC and academia. Bet it doesn't. And if our opponents have it their way, those 40% are going to feel awfully guilty about making all that moolah.