Jay, I’ve noticed the same phenomenon about flag flying. Driving through rural and semi-rural areas where the homes are downscale and there are dogs tied up to trees outside, you’ll see lots of American flags — even roofs with flags painted on them. But in the tonier proverbial “tree-lined” suburbs where the houses go for a small fortune hardly any flags are visible. The only exception to this rule was the immediate post 9/11 period when flags sprouted everywhere (even on the stage of the New York Philharmonic!).