We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
None of these progressive sociologists would dream of suggesting that the rich are better—but all their solutions for the problems of the poor turn out to be attempts to make the poor act and think more like the rich, and never the other way around.
"all their solutions for the problems of the poor turn out to be attempts to make the poor act and think more like the rich"
There is a parallel in liberal socialism. New York has run a lot of businesses out of the state with their high taxes. So a liberal socialist governor and legislature think they have a fix. If you start up a new business in New York you will pay no property taxes, no business taxes and no corporate income taxes. Think about that for a minute. They are committed leftist who never saw a tax they did not like but they are creating tax-free zones because they need capitalism and they recognize without the jobs capitalism provides they can no longer live in their socialist fantasy bubble. If they believed what they force down the citizens throats then surely they would have to believe even higher taxes would encourage businesses to spring up like daisies. If I were a current business owner in New York I would be really pissed. The new guy gets a HUGE break but the guy who stuck with New York through thick and thin gets screwed. But, isn't that what liberalism is all about?
Then there was the small town which, after being the subject of a book by a sociologist, honored the sociologist in its Fourth of July parade by having an effigy of the sociologist on top of a manure spreader.