Talking About Democrats Abandoning the Middle Class Misses the Point by Michael Lyon

by Michael Lyon
Guest Writer
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June 7, 2011

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I’m sorry to be the negative voice but I don’t consider Kevin Drum’s May 27 Mother Jones article “Why the Democratic Party Has Abandoned the Middle Class in Favor of the Rich” to be a profound analysis of why or how the working class became impoverished and disempowered over the past thirty years.  Drum documents the extent of this attack in a hard-hitting way, but focusing on the Democratic Party is a distraction from the role of the ruling class and the nature of capitalism in its decline.  Also, focusing on the “middle-class” distracts attention away from the existence of real classes, and rapidly expanding poverty in the US.

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Bill Moyers Journal: David Corn and Kevin Drum + Greed

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Bill Moyers Journal
January 8, 2010

David Corn and Kevin Drum

MOTHER JONES journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum offer a hard look at the obstacles to real reform of the financial industry.

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