I think that you are making a lot of faulty assumptions about Richard’s views and I also think that you don’t understand class analysis. even as this model inflicts its own trauma on the children of materially comfortable classes by denying that those children are eligible for problems deserving of real sympathy This is a strawman argument. In fact most (all?) of the premises in your comment are flawed. Any conclusions following from them will be similarly flawed. edit: Also, please use paragraph breaks.