From the Big House to the White House, Pebble Beach to Pennsylvania Avenue, articles such as Frank Rich's confirm the nefarious notion that successful minorities should still feel "lucky just to be there".
Increasingly, public opinion is not cooperating. While the media establishment and the political establishment appear to belong to the same pro-war affinity group, the public is shifting to the other side of a widening credibility gap.
We should all try harder to write more accessibly. But can the complexity of finance (and economics) be effectively captured by the kind of simple explanations required by an audience that barely knows the basics?