The first part of this article is a perfectly-executed example of a false dichotomy. Really, it’s rhetorically brilliant.
After that I’m not sure what the article is arguing as it seems to wish and then wash all over the place, for a wishy-washy waste of space.
It mostly seems to be advocating for preserving the current wonderful state of things — which has worked out just great. For the billionaires, that is.
Whatever will result in Jeff Sommer’s paymasters keeping all their pilfered money is what I am sure Jeff Sommer will ever and always argue for. I mean, it’s the NYT. Promoting the status quo is their business model.