Cognitive dissonance is possible, only, when there is cogitation. Liberal voices tend to live in an echo chamber in which denial is practiced like a fine art. Yes, they rail against the "creators" and ignore the rock stars...because those well paid voices consider themselves to be rock stars. Only problem I have with this column is the labeling of elderly citizens as "the true leisure class." I suppose we should be toiling into our 90's, right Mr. Goodman?