So, point is, one hardly has to hate the working class to hate the decision to spend $2500 on a handbag.
And our museums are filled with lots of things we can now comfortable call amazing that were actually quite horrible. Tourists also flock to see the great wall of China, but that thing was a travesty. Now that it's already here and stuck around, we can appreciate it for free. One questions whether we ever should have paid the price in the first place, however.
This is not a patriotic concern, but rather points to my concern about the growing establishment of international networks of the wealthy and those who cater to the wealthy that move freely about, in a bubble, floating above the rest of the world's squalor.