The Ignored Working Class in the US – Ed O’Rourke

Both major political parties have ignored the working class.  Bill Clinton reduced welfare for the non-rich but welfare for the rich is at an all-time high.  Sixty billionaires have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people.  That is billion with a ‘’b’’.

I recommend Barbara Ehrenreich’s book showing what it is like to be in the working class.

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More than 10 years ago, I bought David Shipler’s book but got depressed after 25 pages and could go no further.

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I recommend this commentary from today’s New York Times.
Opinion | Who Killed the Knapp Family?
Opinion | Who Killed the Knapp Family?Across America, working-class people — including many of our friends — are dying of despair. And we’re still bla…I hope both political parties respond.  I plan to vote for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.



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