ANNALS OF PSYCHOLOGYSOCIAL ANIMAL-David Brooks
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/17/110117fa_fact_brooks Referred to in Tina Brown’s NPR interview “Must Reads” posted below.
After the boom and bust, the mania and the meltdown, the Composure Class rose once again. Its members didn’t make their money through hedge-fund wizardry or by some big financial score. Theirs was a statelier ascent. They got good grades in school, established solid social connections, joined fine companies, medical practices, and law firms. Wealth settled down upon them gradually, like a gentle snow