Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?, by Peter Edelman (New York Times)
... A surefire politics of change would necessarily involve getting people in the middle — from the 30th to the 70th percentile — to see their own economic self-interest. If they vote in their own self-interest, they’ll elect people who are likely to be more aligned with people with lower incomes as well as with them. As long as people in the middle identify more with people on the top than with those on the bottom, we are doomed. The obscene amount of money flowing into the electoral process makes things harder yet.
Monday, July 30, 2012
"Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?"
For a heplful corollary, see this morning's first post: "Many conservative Americans have seen their livelihoods threatened by the very neoliberal economics their party seeks to extend."