Former Senator John Edwards has made a name for himself speaking about the “two Americas.” While I have not seen any very specific explanation of what these two Americas are, it’s reasonably clear that, in Mr. Edwards’ view, America No. 1 consists of rapacious, oppressive Robber Baron-wannabees, and America No. 2 consists of millions in the struggling proletariat skrimping by on whatever crumbs America No. 1 deigns to toss their way.
At least that’s what I used to understand the two Americas to be. Now I know differently.
America No. 1 consists of people who get $400 haircuts, and America No. 2 consists of everybody else. No wonder Mr. Edwards gets so worked up about it!