Hard to classify. The author makes the case that one's social or professional rank is becoming more freqently the basis for their (mis)treatment. Is he stating the obvious, or is there something insightful about this? It may be that since race/age/gender -based prejudices are (arguably) less accepted than they once were, that more unfair behavior is now justified on the basis of social status (rank). In a society sold on the idea that one's place is determined by one's merit (see my review of Atlas Shrugged), rooting out "rankism" is going to be a very difficult task indeed.