Working-class

This new poll shows that populism doesn’t stem from people’s economic distress

The potency of right-wing populism was visible again last week in the success of right-wing parties in the Austrian election. Conventional wisdom has a ready explanation for populism’s success: the declining economic fortunes of the working class. As the story goes, people who are frustrated with …

Politics

Cockney-themed supper club with £55 tickets slammed for 'fetishising the working class'

An 'immersive theatre' experience costing £55 a ticket has been criticised on social media for apparently mocking working-class Londoners.<p>Zebedee …

London

Hipster theatre company accused of 'poor shaming' with £55-a-head Cockney-themed supper club

A hipster theatre company has been accused of mocking working class Londoners by staging a £55-a-head chav-themed supper club in East End …

London

In working class Paris suburb, 'Macronomics' falls flat

GENNEVILLIERS, France (Reuters) - In Gennevilliers, a communist-held suburb on the Paris outskirts, President Emmanuel Macron’s promises to help the poor are met with scorn.<p>FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, June 3, 2017. Picture …

Emmanuel Macron

How a 19th Century Whaleship Can Save the 'White Working Class'

When I hear the phrase “white working class” (WWC), my mind turns to the tragic story of the <i>Essex</i>—an inspiration for Herman Melville’s famous novel …

Liberal View

Fox host questions why working class Americans would care to be healthy if the government helps them buy insurance

JON SCOTT (HOST): I suppose, Richard, if low-income people need money to make their health care premiums, I would feel better if the government were …

Health Care

George Soros Funded A Study Of White Working-Class Voters Who Support Trump. Here’s What He Found

'The hope and change candidate in 2016'

Social Justice

Trump Health Care Executive Order Will Harm the Working Class

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Health Care

Are you middle class? The answer is trickier than you think

Compare a college-educated social worker who makes $50,000 a year and occasionally shops at Whole Foods, enjoys foreign films, and encourages her son …

Social Justice

I'm a working class woman. The British Dream is unachievable for me

Tory Britain is a nightmare not a dream

London School of Economics

This new app gives the working poor an easy way to seamlessly start saving

Fast Company:<p>For minimum wage workers, a small emergency can mean financial disaster. A new app called Onward makes it easy for them to automatically …

Advocates for the poor say candidates need to raise issues of poverty, affordable housing

Advocates for the homeless and working poor say civic election candidates need to talk more about poverty and the lack of affordable housing in a …

Canadian News

Canada's Working Poor Nearly Doubles Since 2002 While Middle Class Shrinks: Poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the political battle constantly waged for the support of Canada's middle class is being fought over increasingly …

Canadian News

Watches Made For The Young Working Class

<b>Mileneal is a new and emerging brand of men’s watches which will be catering to an exclusive niche</b> - the young and dynamic working class mainly …

For Men

This Simple Tax Policy Change Could Boost The Cash, Credit, And Well-Being Of The Working Poor

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit is a rare policy for helping the poor that’s supported on both the left and the right–and could be a step toward a universal basic income.<p>The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely considered the federal government’s most effective anti-poverty program. …

Basic Income

It’s the Culture, Stupid

For a long time in American politics, you could pretty well guess how someone would vote by their income. Poor people generally supported Democrats; …

Liberal View

Canadians who self-identify as working class, poor on the rise: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the political battle constantly being waged for the support of Canada’s middle class is being fought over increasingly …

Social Justice

Return To Park Ex: A beautiful, bittersweet story of urban Canada

Urban Canada changes, rushing forward, all the time. That is how the fabric of it ages quickly and evolves. There is little thought for the past, especially the past of the working poor, those who lived in tiny homes and laboured in the traditional industries and trades.<p>On my little street in …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

‘Ruckus’ remark dents Macron’s bid to win back working class

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron is under fire for making insensitive comments about the poor and jobless — yet again.The French president faced criticism …

European News

Schumer’s Dumbed-Down Explanation of GOP Tax Plan Insults Conservatives’ Intelligence

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer launched the first volley against the Republican tax reform plan, saying that it gives tax breaks to the …

Rust Belt

Namibia: Govt Asked to Boycott Shoprite

WindhoekLocal labour expert and activist Herbert Jauch has written to poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta to ask the ministry to stop …

Africa

'This is a reality for so many people in Saskatoon': Housing problems common among working poor, those on social assistance, experts say

A Saskatoon mother and her son who were forced to spend five nights sleeping outside after health inspectors deemed their squalid west side apartment …

Canadian News

Brexit vote caused by working class 'tantrum', Boris Johnson's Foreign Office deputy says

Boris Johnson’s deputy at the Foreign Office has claimed the EU referendum result was partially caused by working class voters throwing a "bit of a tantrum" over immigration.<p>Sir Alan Duncan said traditional blue-collar Labour supporters had been "stirred up" by the immigration issue in the run up …

Brexit

Social mobility: 'We must end this obsession with working class gentrification'

There is no doubt that Britain’s social mobility has stagnated over the last half-century.<p>In the early 1950s and 60s, children from the Allied Estate …

Education

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Racism

Scholar Justin Gest on the White Working Class: 'They Feel They Are Being Punished' for the Past

Author of a new study says Trump voters concluded they had nothing left to lose.The epitaph for the 2016 American presidential election will likely …

Social Justice

Opinion: Minimum wage hikes help the working poor

Last June, I stood with local restaurateurs, retailers, doctors, poverty-reduction advocates and women’s social service organizations to announce our …

Canadian News

Editorial: An amnesty to put people to work

State lawmakers are poised to right a wrong, ending a $100 million-a-year tax grab that hurts the working poor and crimps Michigan's talent …

Politics

Patronising working class students won’t make universities more inclusive

From Educating Rita and The Young Ones to the more recent Fresh Meat, social class differences among university students provide perennial dramatic inspiration. Working class students – what with their funny accents, strange diet and odd clothes – are simply a great source of comic relief. Now …

Education

Treasury Department Silences Study Showing Tax Plan Won’t Do Jack for the Working Class

It was Steve Mnuchin, at the Treasury Building, with the backspace.<p>Earlier this week, the Trump administration revealed its long-awaited tax plan, the broad strokes of which are massive tax cuts for people like one <b>Donald Trump</b> and corporate America, at the expense of low-income families and the …

Equality