My Mazamet

“My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment.”

Full text: What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

A must read for anyone interested in the current dynamics of US politics and society. A number of you have been mentioning class politics lately, so I thought you might find this interesting. Joan Williams has a very interesting take- and although gentle in her phrasing she is fantastically incisive. In a nutshell let’s say the male ego has a lot to answer for. One little caveat, though- the author seems to presume there are no unpleasant alcoholics in the upper classes. LOL 😀

And if you’re visiting the Harvard Business…

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