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If Democrats Want to Appeal to the Working Class, They Really Need Some Policies That Benefit the Working Class

Sean McElwee urges Democrats to find a new way to appeal to the working class: For decades, thinkers on the left have wondered why the working class regularly votes against its own interests....Thomas Frank argued that social issues obscure economic motives, and indeed the most salient non-economic one has always been race, at least in this country....Nixon’s “law and order campaign” played on racial fears, as did Reagan’s denunciation of “welfare queens.
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