Are You in the Bubble?

Hm… I’m a sucker for quizzes, especially if they’re short. So I couldn’t resist this “How Thick Is Your Bubble” quiz, based on a AEI scholar’s book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America.”

I’m glad to hear I’m not a bubble head, but I’m not sure I buy the argument that the divide between America’s rich and working class is growing.  With all the manipulation of census data, it’s hard to tell what’s what.  But throughout the 20th century, we’ve had a cadre of educated idiots tinkering with policy and mucking things up (e.g. Roosevelt’s “brain trust”).  And now, working class people have more toys, such as iPhones and DVRs and eReaders – from a “stuff” perspective, I think we’re moving closer together.

Still, I’m not in a bubble and that’s what counts.

How Thick Is Your Bubble?

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Score » 14 out of 20 (70% )

On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 13 and 16.In other words, you don’t even have a bubble.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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