The first requisite, if we are to move away from the disturbing inequality which now prevails among us, is, once more, a change of attitude. We shall have, no doubt, to generate a new form of disgust—disgust at fortunes that are far beyond the levels of any conceivable human wants. At the present time, the prevailing attitude is one not of disgust but of envy—an attitude which indicates quite clearly that despite wide protestations against social injustice, most individuals are tarred by the same brush. They would all, if they could, have what a few now possess. A maturely moral society will be one in which the very thought of large fortunes will elicit the same kind of disgust as is elicited by an act of boorishness or poor sportsmanship. When we become vividly aware of the demoralizing qualities bred in a society by the presence of extreme inequalities of income, we shall come to regard vast wealth not as a glory but as a shame.   —H. A. Overstreet (1933)