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Your Side May Be Losing "The New Class War"

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The polarization of the United States has less to do with color than with money, says University of Texas professor Michael Lind.  Bigotry is mixed in, but the larger issue in Lind's analysis is the decreased power of labor to influence pay and working conditions. 

The decrease has been going on a long time, as Lind demonstrates in his book The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite.  Listen as we define the managerial elite--if you have a college degree, that could be you--and how the membership gained such power. 

 

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