Don't Trust Politicians When They Explain Economic Disparity
Both politicians and intellectuals have tended to have simple answers to that question, even if these simple answers have been different in different eras.
A hundred years ago, the prevailing answer was that some people are innately and genetically inferior. This answer thundered not only from political platforms in redneck dialect by politicians in the Jim Crow South. The same message was delivered in cultured and lofty tones from academic podiums in the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.