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View Diary: Right-wing myths about merit, money and morality (206 comments)

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  •  It's not just the (5+ / 0-)

    absence of capital that makes it impossible for most middle class people to become genuinely wealthy; it's also where we are situated in the network of society (i.e., the contacts that we have through which we learn of opportunity and are given opportunities).  Most of us just aren't related to those wealth and power brokers in any meaningful way.  Indeed, most of us don't even know who they are.

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