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Posted: Jan 12, 2020 - 9:11am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

No question about it and the second part of the poll is whether we would favor receiving a 10,000 check in the mail next Friday.  That one did well also.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2020 - 7:39am

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll
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Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Wow. Painfully accurate.
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Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 8:04am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

I'm sort of optimistic that we're nearing the end of this anti-union pendulum swing. 
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Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 4:40am

What Working-class and Poor White People Need to Understand About Rich White People
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Posted: Nov 1, 2018 - 12:12pm

 R_P wrote: 
Lapham in fine form, as always: Democracy is not something which can be achieved, it is an aspiration.
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Posted: Nov 1, 2018 - 12:03pm

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Most people, who think they own a home, actually owe the bank until it's paid off. For many, the equity in their home has evaporated away to the point where they owe more than it's actually worth. So to they own it or not?
 
And someone who lives in White Plains, NY can earn $80k a year and be unable to pay the rent, while someone living in Mobile, AL earning $40k can. Is the person in White Plains middle class or is the person in Mobile?
 


 
yep.  There is no middle class.  There is the top 1%, Rich, Working class, working poor and poverty
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Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 11:47am

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The size of your paycheck and that you own a home.

 
Most people, who think they own a home, actually owe the bank until it's paid off. For many, the equity in their home has evaporated away to the point where they owe more than it's actually worth. So to they own it or not?
 
And someone who lives in White Plains, NY can earn $80k a year and be unable to pay the rent, while someone living in Mobile, AL earning $40k can. Is the person in White Plains middle class or is the person in Mobile?
 

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Posted: Oct 31, 2018 - 11:40am

Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?

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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 - 5:14am

 miamizsun wrote:
the problem with social science, if we can call it that, is that the definitions/standards/labels aren't precise

it seems class is used as a divisive term a lot

is it a measure of wealth or behavior?

and who determines that? (or what actions)

can a person with very little property have class?

or a person with a lot of property have class?

politically it is very subjective

talk amongst yourselves

 
From a practical standpoint, I would put the metric at the tax scale.  But there are a million shades of gray here to say the least depending on the definition of "is".{#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 - 5:02am

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What makes me middle-class?

 
Triskele dragged you up from low class?

 {#Drummer}
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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 - 4:59am

the problem with social science, if we can call it that, is that the definitions/standards/labels aren't precise

it seems class is used as a divisive term a lot

is it a measure of wealth or behavior?

and who determines that? (or what actions)

can a person with very little property have class?

or a person with a lot of property have class?

politically it is very subjective

talk amongst yourselves


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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 - 4:06am

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What makes me middle-class?

 
Thank you sir, may I have another!  I know, I am right there with you on the scale.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 - 7:57pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
What makes me middle-class?

 
The size of your paycheck and that you own a home.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 - 7:53pm

What makes me middle-class?
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Posted: May 4, 2015 - 5:23am

Las Vegas airport flooded with private jets before Mayweather vs Pacquiao...



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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 - 6:13pm

Why Rich People Think They’re Middle Class » Sociological Images

Chris Christie’s net worth (at least $4 million) is 50 times that of the average American. His household income of $700,000 (his wife works in the financial sector) is 13 times the national median.  But he doesn’t think he’s rich.

I don’t consider myself a wealthy man. . . . and I don’t think most people think of me that way.

That’s what he told the Manchester Union-Leader on Monday when he was in New Hampshire running for president.

Of course, being out of touch with reality doesn’t automatically disqualify a politician from the Republican nomination, even at the presidential level, though misreading the perceptions of “most people” may be a liability.

But I think I know what Christie meant. He uses the term “wealth,” but what he probably has in mind is class.  He says, “Listen, wealth is defined in a whole bunch of different ways . . . ”  No, Chris. Wealth is measured one way – dollars. It’s social class that is defined in a whole bunch of different ways. (...)


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Posted: Oct 23, 2013 - 8:34pm


Tea Party is an anti-populist elite tool. And it has progressives fooled.
by Michael Lind
Salon
October 22, 2013

This is not some spontaneous uprising. It's the newest incarnation of a rich, elite, right-wing tradition...

Throughout the progressive and New Deal eras, to be sure, urban American intellectuals like H.L. Mencken tended to despise rural people, in every country; Mencken despised European “peasants” as much as he despised the provincial American “booboisie.” Hoftstadter infused Menckenseque contempt for rural and working-class Americans into postwar intellectual liberalism, by means of influential books like “Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860–1915″ (1944); “The American Political Tradition“ (1948); “The Age of Reform” (1955); “Anti-Intellectualism in American Life” (1963). By emphasizing genuine examples of racism and anti-Semitism among agrarian Populists, without pointing out that these biases were widely shared among American Anglo-Protestant elites who often despised the Populists, Hoftstadter convinced several generations of American college students and professors that the Populists were a kind of incipient fascist force. By the 1960s, all too many American liberal intellectuals looked at their working-class fellow citizens and saw, not the heroic workers of the new Deal era murals, but peasants with pitchforks and proto-Nazis.

Many mid-century liberal intellectuals blamed first McCarthyism and then the rise of the Goldwater-Reagan movement on a deranged white working class...

Recent scholarship on Goldwater-Reagan conservatism has demolished the idea that it represented a rebellion by disoriented yahoos...
 


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Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 10:43am

 helenofjoy wrote:
{#Wave}

 
Salutations!  I hope you are having a marvelous Tuesday right this minute...


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