Stop Demonizing The White Working Class | The American Conservative
A reader sends in this strong Financial Times piece based on an interview with Joan C. Williams, author of White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. Williams is a left-wing feminist academic in her sixties, but she became something of an expert on the WWC because she married into it, and began studying it. Excerpts:
An All-American Myth About the White Working Class - Center for American Progress
Since Donald Trump’s election, there’s been no end to the political analysis that credits the disappointing and shocking results on some permutation of white working-class people’s angst. As a theory, it’s as good as any; Trump is now in the White House, in part, on the strength of his 39-point margin over Hillary Clinton among less well-educated white voters in key states.
The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs
This isn’t about lifestyle choices. It’s about a system in which the boomers are protecting their wealth and views at the expense of the rest of us.
Silicon Valley: A Reality Check | Slate Star Codex
The nation has spoken: weird pointless $400 wi-fi enabled juicer company Juicero is the perfect symbol of Silicon Valley.
The Cuomo College Fiasco - The New York Times
by: David Brooks
New York’s “free” tuition program is a truly bad attempt at improving higher ed.