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By Chrystia Freeland, Atlantic Magazine, January/February 2011 issue
F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he declared the rich different from you and me. But today’s super-rich are also different from yesterday’s: more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity—and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.
A "must read" for anyone blogging about "the rich" or "the oligarchy;" if you want to be taken seriously on the topic, that is. The whole thing; she's writing a book, this already is the Cliff Notes version.