Not being a fan of the movie Titanic, I was unaware of this anecdote. I ran into it reading Franco Moretti's The Bourgeois. Between History and Literature. It seems to me a clear example of that "anti-capitalist mentality" we often talk about, and particularly of its prominence among "second-hand dealers in ideas", Hayek’s term for intellectuals. On 14 April 1912, Benjamin Guggenheim, Solomon’s younger brother, found himself on board the Titanic, and, as the ship started sinking, he was one...