- Working-Class Perspectives offers weekly commentaries on current issues related to working-class people and communities. Contributors discuss a variety of issues, from what class means to how it intersects with race and gender to how class is shaping American politics. We welcome relevant comments of 500 words or less.
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The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Donald Trump Is Just a Symptom
How Clinton and Kaine Can Make Youngstown a Call for Unity
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What We Can Learn from Melania Trump's, Um, Flattery of Michelle Obama
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Tag Archives: Class and economics
On May 15, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic … Continue reading
It’s graduation season, and while commencement speakers encourage graduates to work hard and pursue their dreams, most new grads are worried about finding a decent job. All their professors can suggest is that students use internships to gain valuable work … Continue reading
I think the top one-tenth of U.S. households should get about one-third of all income. I may be unduly influenced by living in a household that is part of that top tenth, but here’s my reasoning. Absolute income equality would … Continue reading
For over the last 18 months, the Center for Working-Class Studies has been publishing the “De Facto Unemployment Rate” (DFUR). The DFUR includes all those who are officially unemployed, those looking for work, the underemployed, disabled or in early retirement, … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Charlie Rose facilitated a discussion about the perils of the U.S. national debt among a thoughtful, articulate group of one politician, two businessmen, and two economists. Except for a brief discussion of the bond market, I … Continue reading
As the financial industry celebrates its recovery from the Great Recession with huge bonuses, attention has turned increasingly to jobs. But that’s not a new concern: over the past three decades first the working class and then the middle class … Continue reading