F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he declared the rich different from you and me. But today’s super-rich are also different from yesterday’s: more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity—and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.
What happened to patriotism? Are today’s super-rich really *all* unsympathetic about the living conditions of other people? I suppose part of the problem is that those other people are seen as “other”, being neither friends, neighbors, peers, fellows, or anything else beyond replaceable employees.