Ed Driscoll

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Found via Ace of Spades guest-blogger Maetenloch:

How Deep in the Elite Cultural Bubble Are You?

So Charles Murray of the AEI has a new book out, Coming Apart, where he claims that there’s now a great cultural divide separating American upper and lower classes.

America is coming apart. For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world—for whites, anyway.

Over the past 50 years, that common civic culture has unraveled. We have developed a new upper class with advanced educations, often obtained at elite schools, sharing tastes and preferences that set them apart from mainstream America. At the same time, we have developed a new lower class, characterized not by poverty but by withdrawal from America’s core cultural institutions.

And to see exactly how isolated you are in the upper class bubble they have a helpful quiz.


I came off as much less insular than I was afraid I would:

How Thick Is Your Bubble?

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Score » 10 out of 20 (50% )
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 9 and 12.In other words, even if you’re part of the new upper class, you’ve had a lot of exposure to the rest of America.
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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get a new set of spats to go with my striped pants and morning coat. I’m really falling down in the snobbery department.

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