Income Inequality and Socioeconomic Acrophobia

In case you missed it this weekend, Tom Perkins, a billionaire who co-founded the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and has become a successful venture capitalist wrote a short letter to the editors of The Wall Street Journal comparing class tensions tensions in the San Francisco Bay Area and anger towards the one percent to Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass,” in which a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany in 1938 left scores of people dead, and tens of thousands of Jews incarcerated and sent to concentration camps.