Why Sneering at Public Servants Comes So Naturally to Many of America's Richest Citizens | Alternet: Wealthy people, after all, don’t typically use much in the way of public services. They don’t partake of public parks or public education. They belong to private country clubs and send their kids to private schools, and they royally resent having to pay taxes to support public services they don’t use.
Indeed. Which is why I have been saying since about 1985 that municipalities should not be encouraging the spread of private communities. In the long run it erodes elite support for public services.