The American Middle Class: the Political Chosen People?


“Let’s focus on the middle class.” — Rick Santorum, March 7, 2015 “Everyday Americans” removes political discussion even further from a consideration of class, which presents trouble for those among the working class and smooth sailing for those at the top. (And “middle class” had already done a fine job of that anyhow.) — Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, “America’s Political Obsession with the `Middle Class’ Hurts Workers,” New Republic, April 17, 2015 The middle classes are very influential, as they encompass the majority of voters, writers, teachers, journalists, and editors. Most societal trends in the US originate within the middle […]