07/20/2012 09:02 am ET Updated Sep 19, 2012

Krugman: There Are Lots Of Sane Rich People Not Named Mitt Romney

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” So wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald — and he didn’t just mean that they have more money. What he meant instead, at least in part, was that many of the very rich expect a level of deference that the rest of us never experience and are deeply distressed when they don’t get the special treatment they consider their birthright; their wealth “makes them soft where we are hard.”

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