American Aristocracy

In order to clear my name in the minds of readers who might perceive my identification of an upper class as a damnation of wealth or the American Dream, I’d just like to say that that couldn’t be further from the truth.  While I believe an isolated class of the United...

Political Taxonomy

The subject of elites most opportunely appeared in your last post. I had intended to begin my response by scoping in on or at least winging a few shots at a book by an elite guy about an elite subject.  And the subject is elitist.  It’s elitism!  But I had no...

The Economic Spectrum of the United States

While there’s a lot of possibilities for issues to address from your previous post, the persistent wave of paperwork and readings that the Fall semester gladly sends my way is an unfortunate, but not unwelcome, limitation on my available time.  So, I think the most...

Personal Class is a Class of One (The Rest is Statistics)

I’ve been reading around in another 600-page book.  So many significant or even just pleasant books seem to be that length! Such thicknissism could be accused of the intent to induce shock in bibliophilically different or graphically literate humans.  For many college...

The Shackles of Lower Class Culture

In your previous piece you mention Professor John McWhorter’s point about the failings of the African American community being fueled by flaws present within their culture. This is an interesting sentiment that I’ve actually thought about for quite some time, though I...

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