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Bingo

Combine ease with fear of dropping lower on the social ladder and you've got it in a nutshell. If people can see how we're currently equating wealth to social status, then most bad can be explained. If people can break that correlation then wealth becomes academic once again and social status can return to being a measure of how good people are.