After school tutors priced out the grasp of middle class parents
Middle class parents who want to prepare their children for school entrance tests face being priced out of the market by the super-wealthy who are willing to do “almost anything” to secure the best tutors.
I do tend to think that this sort of thing is what really drives the urban bien pensant hatred of inequality.
Very little to nothing to do with the gap between the hoi polloi and the upper middle classes that are the movers and shakers in the worlds of the professions, arts, journalism and NGOs. Rather, the yawning gap between those movers and shakers, who are of course as movers and shakers entitled to the very best the world can offer, and those who do something productive with their lives like banking, captains of industry and entrepreneurs.
It’s the gap between the 10% and the 1% that drives the anger, not that between the 90 and the 10.
As an example, I seem to recall that Joan Bakewell has a decent house in Mayfair (mebbe Belgravia) bought decades ago off an arts journalist’s income. Laurie Penny just ain’t gonna be able to repeat that particular purchase. Polly ditto, a very decent indeed Georgian in Clapham. A Guardian salary (even a Polly style one) simply would not allow such a purchase these days.
Which leads to a prediction: if that 1%, or 0.1%, could be brought back to earth then they’d be happy and sod the workers.
Or, how dare those horrible people in trade make so much more than we who are vastly more important, the intellectuals and thinkers of society, the natural aristocracy?