A recent study finding increased death rates for white, working-class Americans has fueled a national discussion about the impact of economic insecurity. In today’s Working-Class Perspectives post, Georgetown English professor Sherry Linkon traces the consequences of major changes in working-class culture in contemporary fiction. If we want to understand the social and cultural patterns fully, I would argue, we […]
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Using his celebrity as a megaphone, Russell Brand has brought attention to a number of working-class causes. However, commentators have frequently dismissed his activism, unable to reconcile Brand’s working-class accent with his intelligent speech. In today’s Working-Class Perspectives post, Sarah Attfield explores the usefulness of celebrity activism and the significance of Brand’s mixed reception in the mainstream media. I recently […]
When it comes to tax policy, details matter. Yet candidates often get away with misrepresenting the economic impact of their preferred policies. In this week’s Working-Class Perspectives post, Jack Metzgar explains that despite articulating a concern for the poor, Marco Rubio’s tax plan will disproportionately benefit the wealthy. Getting into the details, however, is very tricky for […]