Apparently I don’t even have a bubble. Anyone know where I can get one?
Isn’t the “coming apart” phenomenon just an inevitable consequence of meritocracy, though? If you vaccum up all the smart and motivated people from poor communities, you’re left with the clueless and feckless. Slums just ain’t what they used to be.
The unpleasant thing about being poor used to be not having stuff. Nowadays the really unpleasant thing about being poor is having to live among other poor people.