The (Isolated) Places Where the Elite Live


An interesting article from Charles Murray about the downsides of elite isolation. Via BigThink


" If you are in the Palo Alto area living in Atherton or in Portola Valley, which are the most expensive, most exclusive suburbs, you’re not surrounding yourself with a community that is going to be necessarily the most enriching. In fact, you’re actually putting yourself in a place where you have, in effect, said community is not important to me. And you’re denying yourself that whole dimension in which to live a satisfying life. I am asking members of the new upper class to stop concentrating so much on living a glossy life and think of the ways in which they can lead a more textured life."