The rich are different than you and me. They have more money, yes, but with more money comes more political participation and, a study by Benjamin Page, Larry Bartels, and Jason Seawright, very different, often more conservative views on economic issues. The most striking gap, I think, comes when respondents are asked about whether the government should offer the unemployed jobs. A majority of the general public — 53 percent — supports that idea. Only 13 percent of the wealthy Americans Page, Bartels, and Seawright polled — whose median wealth was $7.5 million and mean income was around $1 million — agree.
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