My two favorite comments so far on my Huffington Post essay today:
dstanley wrote: “I think H.L. Mencken described these people best: ‘Out of this class comes the grotesque fashionable society of our big towns already described. Imagine a horde of peasants incredibly enriched and with almost infinite power thrust into their hands, and you will have a fair picture of its habitual state of mind. It shows all the stigmata of inferiority — moral certainty, cruelty, suspicion of ideas, fear.’”
And iridium53 said: “Argumentum ad crumenam,” the Latin phrase (meaning an argument to the purse) describing the logical fallacy of concluding that a statement is correct simply because the speaker is rich.