Selective Compassion and the Pathologies of Inequality
"We believe in second chances and second opportunities,"
declared the senior vice president for marketing from the Cleveland
accompanied the offer of an announcing job to Ted Williams, the homeless man
whose "golden" voice and impoverished visage went viral on a YouTube
video.Beyond his elevation by the
media to visible and viable economic status, Williams became a clear example of
the selective compassion of both corporate America and its consuming public.