The veil of opulence
At the link is a thought provoking take on how people view fairness in society -
A traditional concept is to try and ignore your own intelligence and experiences, put on a 'veil of ignorance' and try and put yourself in the place of someone else trying to succeed in todays society.
The author then points out that today, many people are putting on a 'Veil of Opulence' -.....Where the veil of ignorance offers a test for fairness from an impersonal, universal point of view - "What system would I want if I had no idea who I was going to be, or what talents and resources I was going to have?" - the veil of opulence offers a test for fairness from the first-person, partial point of view: "What system would I want if I were so-and-so?" These two doctrines of fairness - the universal view and the first-person view - are both compelling in their own way, but only one of them offers moral clarity impartial enough to guide our policy decisions.
Those who don the veil of opulence may imagine themselves to be fantastically wealthy movie stars or extremely successful business entrepreneurs. They vote and set policies according to this fantasy.
The article is too long to copy and paste, but I found it an interesting take / explanation of the political discussion today.
Here is a link that might be useful: link