Doing Well (And Feeling Bad About It)

The ultrawealthy who flaunt their riches are a staple of reality shows and the tabloids. Existing alongside them, though, are equally well-off Americans who really struggle with the moral questions that come with great wealth. Sociologist Rachel Sherman spoke to 50 members of the 1 percent, and she joins us to talk about how they see themselves, which she writes about in “Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence” (Princeton University Press).