Interesting quote from Paul Krugman on the Rachel Maddow show: “You’re watching the hereditary principle starting to make a comeback…We see that a little bit from Mitt Romney. We used to think it’s all about equal chances and starting line. Now it’s…people should have the right to pass advantages onto their children.”
Is this true? A week or so ago, we had SE Cupp extolling the virtues of marrying wealthy partners. Is it still about the old American ideal of working hard for what you get in life? Or has it become acceptable to be part of a ruling aristocracy?
It will be fascinating—and more than a little unnerving—to see if we keep moving in this direction.