Thomas Frank: What Happened To the ‘Party of the People’

from Jesse’s Café Américain

Change is coming. It must come, because the status quo is unsustainable, and has been so for some time.

How many times will our ‘very serious people’ with access to the public information channels continue to miss the obvious dissonance of the common reality from the official story that they tell each other about everything from the economy to politics?

At the root of this inequality, hidden as it is in the fog of fine sounding theories and economic models, is simple injustice.

The longer that change is delayed, the longer that the professional class continues to insulate itself, looking down on the broader public with smug contempt from privileged perches, blinding themselves with hypocritical arguments that deny what is happening all around them, the more disruptive that change will finally be.

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