Here I am sitting in Wegmans in Penfield, NY:
I want to thank PJ Hill for reminding me of something. As I look down at the customers here, I see quite a few affluent people. There is a lady below me ordering what looks like a $100 cake and I just saw someone walk out with a cart full of King Crab legs that had to cost well over $500. As I sit here and watch each wealthy person walk by, I do not tremble in fear. Will they buy all of the King Crab from me? Will they clear the shelves of coffee so that I am doomed to a perpetual headache?
Now compare my reaction if these very same people walked into the halls of Albany or Washington, DC? If inequality is something you care about, and I grant that it might be reasonable to do so, then where, exactly, should we be most scared? What can we learn from this little exercise?