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If the Rich Really Want To ‘Do Good,’ They Should Become Class Traitors Like FDR
In August Giridharadas released Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, which is a journalistic look at a culture of privatized change-making, where un-elected elites — unmarred by the messiness of democracy — try to tinker with problems they likely had a hand in causing.
review  book  class  economy  elitism 
november 2018 by dirtystylus
Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories - The New York Times
A worker named Maria matches the color of her shirt and nail polish to the shade of the pastel cores being manufactured each week.
economy  nyt  manufacturing  unitedstates  photos  photoessay 
january 2018 by dirtystylus
'Reagan Democrats' Are a Myth as Working-Class Support Democrats Over Trump | US News Opinion
This is not to say that anyone's concerns should be ignored – quite the contrary. If what working-class white men want is economic policies that help them, like unions, Medicaid expansion and Hillary's proposals for coal country, that's great. But if what working-class white voters want is a Muslim ban and to blame black and brown people for their life's difficulties, that's not something we should entertain or excuse. Appeasing racism under the guise of populism is not only pointless, it takes us backwards. It is an insult to millions of Americans, our national ideals and our very moral fabric as a nation of immigrants. E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, One.
election2016  racism  economy  populism  donaldtrump 
august 2016 by dirtystylus

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