In defence of bubbles
Bryan Caplan writes
Unlike most American elites, I don’t feel the least bit bad about living in a Bubble. I share none of their egalitarian or nationalist scruples. Indeed, I’ve wanted to live in a Bubble for as long as I can remember. Since childhood, I’ve struggled to psychologically and socially wall myself off from “my” society. At 40, I can fairly say, “Mission accomplished.”
…Many people will find my attitude repugnant. They shouldn’t. Yes, I step to the beat of my own drummer. But I’m not trying to push my lifestyle on others. I don’t pester people who identify with America as it is. Indeed, I wish outsiders the best of luck. My only request: If you’re not happy with your world, don’t try to pop my beautiful Bubble. Either fix your world, or get to work and make a beautiful Bubble of your own.
I can’t decide if Caplan sounds a lot older or a lot younger than his 40 years.