In Australia, dog racing provides both entertainment and jobs to working-class people, yet the practice is also rife with cruelty and abuse. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Sarah Attfield explores the tension between working-class culture and the ethics of such customs. Although class is not generally discussed in Australia in an explicit way, those in power […]
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As the Republican National Convention wraps up in Cleveland, John Russo explores why Hillary Clinton could lose working-class voters in Ohio and what she would need to do in order to win. The piece originally appeared in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on June 26, 2016. In Ohio, about 60 percent of voters in 2012 did not have a college […]
Recent regulations help consumers hire lawyers, defend against lawsuits, and win favorable decisions in court against big businesses and corporations. In Working-Class Perspectives, attorney Marc Dann breaks down how Dodd-Frank and the federal agency it birthed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, help working-class people get justice. These laws, regulations, and rulings create financial incentives for private […]