Last year, I wrote about NAMs in the Hamptons, and the problem of rich people attracting NAMs:
[B]eing an extremely wealthy area is mutually exclusive with being an all-white area. White rich people require the presence of NAMs to clean their houses, cook food in the expensive restaurants they like to eat at, and do other sorts of jobs that white people don’t want to do. It is the same way in Nantucket. The less upscale North Fork turns out to be the whiter fork.
The very whitest places in America tend to be places where rich people wouldn’t be caught dead, such as Liberty County, Montana, which is 98% white. The white people who live there probably mow their own lawns and clean their own houses.
Today, the NY Times has an article about this very same topic!
When one thinks of the Hamptons, what jumps to mind are masters of the universe and their mansions by the sea. But a strong, steady stream of immigrants has been flowing to the area for years, drawn by a service economy that demands hedges be trimmed and houses be cleaned. In the Springs, a hamlet in the town of East Hampton, where most of the houses are small and the year-round population is relatively large, the Hispanic population has tripled in the past 10 years — and tension has emerged.
Some longtime residents of the Springs and similar areas complain that homes are being illegally crowded, that houses with half a dozen cars parked outside are a blight on the street, and that the many children living inside are overwhelming the local schools and causing property taxes to rise.
So when libertarian types ask “how does it hurt you if someone else is rich,” well here’s more evidence that the existence of rich people hurts the middle class.