People who shop Walmart, Target or Costco are just as apt to have a flatscreen TV, personal computer, cell phone and a refrigerator full of food as people who frequent Whole Foods or Neiman-Marcus.
Indeed, plant yourself on a bench at any high-end mall and I would assert you would have a hard time picking out the income bracket of any random shopper based solely on how they dressed.
Kristof, like many Leftists alarmed by the mid-term elections last fall, is scrambling to find another angle in which to maintain and grow an ever intrusive Big Government. Attempts to frame statism as the solution to moral or psychological issues provides yet another glaring contrast to limited-government advocates — where does the responsibility for an individual’s life reside?
Harrison Bergeron was written as a cautionary tale. Progressives consider it a cookbook.