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.