September 1, 2001 at 12:00 am #42158
You say being wealthy is not a virtue. Is being poor a virtue? Is Steve Forbes to be blamed for the fact that his parents were wealthy? In that case, should inner city children be blamed for the fact their parents are poor? The generalizations you are making about wealthy people are no more true, valid, fair, or open-minded than generalizations made about poor people or people of various ethnic backgrounds. Being a good, decent, honest and kind person is not incompatable with being wealthy, just as being hard-working, inteligent, and motivated is not imcompatable with being poor.