10/08/2013 09:56 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2013

Rich People Just Care Less


Turning a blind eye. Giving someone the cold shoulder. Looking down on people. Seeing right through them. These metaphors for condescending or dismissive behavior are more than just descriptive. They suggest, to a surprisingly accurate extent, the social distance between those with greater power and those with less -- a distance that goes beyond the realm of interpersonal interactions and may exacerbate the soaring inequality in the United States.

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