10 May 2014

Pushing Down the Top

Ned Resnikoff
May 6, 2014

David Brooks wants you to know that he shares your concern for the poor. That’s always where these conversations must necessarily begin—with a polite acknowledgement that everyone means well and want the best for those wretched, faceless, and largely theoretical creatures who populate the lower strata of society.

The only difference between Mr. Brooks and you, his left-leaning interlocutor, is that he wants the best for everybody, regardless of accumulated wealth. You, on the other hand, have allowed your understandable compassion for the poor to curdle into an unaccountable rancor against the wealthy.


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