Our elite class loves to explain to laid-off workers why their woes are their own fault. They don't have a college degree. They should have started their own companies. They're on drugs. They're too fat or lazy or dim to quickly adapt. Trump beckons... "There will be so many jobs." "It will be beautiful."
The elites who control our most significant societal institutions can devote their full attention to helping the institution do its job as well as possible, or they can succumb to the temptation to use their power to divert the surplus generated by the institutions they control to benefit themselves.