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(April 23, 2012 08:54 AM, by Arnold Kling) Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard write, A thirtysomething Wal-Mart cashier cannot reasonably expect that his hard work will be rewarded with consistent raises and promotions, terminating, perhaps, in a solid management job. Thus the new lower class is deprived of... (0 COMMENTS)
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(February 2, 2012 08:20 AM, by Arnold Kling) So, I downloaded Coming Apart. I am not disappointed. It is well argued. In 1963, there just wasn't that much difference between the lifestyle of a highly influential attorney or senior e...

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