Bloomberg News fans the flames of class resentments with an article on the differences between Bridgeport, Conn., which is poor, and Greenwich, Conn, which is rich. The article paraphrases "A. Fiona Pearson, who teaches sociology at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain," as saying, "Exacerbating the gap are the ranks of wealthy residents who have grown richer as the region became a hub for investment firms and hedge funds."
From the comments: "Nice. I pay $1500/month to Mayor Bloomberg for my Bloomberg machine. Last time I checked he's on the Forbes 100 list and worth in the Billions! I hope that his left leaning Bloomberg staff is soothing his conscience a bit."
I don't object to the idea of going to the place with the highest statistical income inequality in America and doing a story. But this article doesn't really get at why some people in a place make more money and some people make less, why Bridgeport is so poor and why Greenwich has attracted hedge funds. Instead the whole thing is a kind of cartoon, with the Greenwich folk in the country clubs and Mercedes dealerships and the Bridgeport folk going without shoes.