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Posts in category “Class”

When Poverty Is The Fault Of The Poor

Great Evans-Manning comment by Josh McGee on the “Why Poor People Act …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Why Poor People Act Against Their Long-Term Interest

A reader who comments here under the name Peg, and who comes …

Posted July 31st, 2014

The Virus Of Poverty Culture

If you haven’t seen Brenda Ann Kenneally’s amazing photographs of poor young …

Posted July 30th, 2014

To Hell With Ivy League Schools

So says former Yale professor William Deresiewicz, in a barn-burner of a …

Posted July 28th, 2014

If Only Harper Lee Had Moved To Greenwich Village

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner is exceptionally good at his …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Before The Peasants Storm The Castle

Billionaire Nick Hanauer has a word of advice for his fellow plutocrats: …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Hector writes: Increasingly I have the suspicion that out of the set …

Posted June 29th, 2014

Among Britain’s White Working Class

The Financial Times has a fascinating article based on a Soros-funded study …

Posted June 19th, 2014

The South As Eternal Scapegoat

Did you see this on the New York Times website? It was …

Posted April 25th, 2014

What’s Your Social Class?

A fun and hard-to-game quiz. My result: MIDDLING. Your habits and perspectives …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Born To Be Rich, Born To Be Poor

For somebody like me, economist Gregory Clark’s piece on success and genetic …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Fracking For Thee, But Not For Me

Well, well, well: As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote …

Posted February 23rd, 2014

When Smoking Is Good

Steve Sailer observes that in California, where he lives, cigarette smoking is …

Posted February 18th, 2014

Brooks, The Prodigal Son, And Humility

David Brooks reflects on the parable of the Prodigal Son. You know …

Posted February 18th, 2014

America: Formerly A ‘Triple Package’ Nation

Power couple Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld have a new book out …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Aristocracy Of Virtue & Sorry Sapsuckers

Reader Political Atheist makes an excellent Evans-Manning comment: Rod draws a very …

Posted February 3rd, 2014

The Limits Of Cultural Nudging

Really interesting exchange here from the In The Big White Ghetto thread: …

Posted January 11th, 2014