On the next Fresh Air, how income inequality and high-end services for the super-rich are dividing America. New York Times economics reporter Nelson Schwartz says increasingly the wealthy can avoid waiting in traffic, standing in line, or competing with the less privileged for the best medical care or education for their children. Schwartz’s new book is The Velvet Rope Economy. Join us.
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(Photo: The Velvet Rope Economy, cover – Fair use)