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  1. Interesting comment: “For that matter, there are fewer sociological studies of elites, whether in banking or in fashion, than of the poor because the elites are harder to access and tend to be more skeptical of participating in research that tries to understand how their worlds work.” In recent years there has been a lot of fascinating scholarly accounts about fields many of us have little access to, such as Barbara Ehrenreich’s account of how anyone can live on minimum wage, or Melissa Farley’s study of men who purchase commercial sex,

    Mear’s point is very well-taken. Little is known about elites. Can we have an insider account of insider trading? Or CEOs who make 25 million a year? How do they regard inequality? What do they think about making as much money in an hour as their employee makes in a year? It’s hard to understand this as an outsider.

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