You have to read this article at the New York Times.
David Brooks in The Inequality Map
starts out by writing:
"Foreign tourists are coming up to me on the streets and asking, “David, you have so many different kinds of inequality in your country. How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not?”"and finishes with
"Dear visitor, we are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other. Have a nice stay. "What he writes between the start and the end is really quite brilliant, except for some garble -- to a Stanford man -- about Brown ;-)