It’s been a puzzle why our upper class is so enamored with woke progressivism. Now I think I know why.
I stumbled across a reference to “luxury beliefs” and delved into the concept. It goes something like this: Traditionally, elites signaled their social status by means of their possessions–how they dressed, where they lived, what kind of car they drove, and the luxury brands they flaunted. But today, when some of the richest corporate leaders just wear jeans and t-shirts and where our consumerist economy has given the middle class pretty-nice houses, pretty-nice cars, and access to luxury brands, the elite need other status symbols.