Gov. Ron DeSantis has filed his financial disclosure to Florida’s Division of Elections. DeSantis values his net worth at $318,987, offset by $21,284 in unpaid student loans. That makes him a successful member of the middle class. It is small change compared to political plutocrats such as Bill and Hillary Clinton or Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) must wonder how Citizen Ron makes it to the end of the month.
George Orwell once said two people could not be friends in a democracy if one earns four times as much as the other. That might be true in the societies of the Old World, where class differences are reflected in accents and manners. But American society was