… while a member of the aspirational class is eating kale salad in his made-in-Brooklyn t-shirt, let’s not lose sight of the fact that the current elite consumer ethos is only possible because of the economic growth and affluence that industry created and the luxurious postmodern values it allows us to possess.

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, http://a.co/fe5oySL“>The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class