Working-class

The Working Class That Wasn't

The most common jobs for workers without college degrees have never been industrial.<p>A grizzled face, smudged grey with the factory soot. Hands that are calloused from making things—things that Make America Great. This person is, of course, white.<p>In the popular imagination, this is the portrait of a …

Social Justice

New tax bill will hurt the elderly

Working for a small rural clinic in Iowa, one of my "go-fer" duties was to pick up medications at the drug store for an elderly couple in the …

Des Moines

Nearly 60 Alabama pastors sign letter saying Roy Moore isn’t fit to be a senator

Nearly 60 Alabama pastors have signed a letter denouncing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying “his extremist values and actions are not …

Republican National Committee

Migrants in Germany are at a disadvantage

A recent report by the German Federal Statistical Office shows that in terms of education, employment and income levels, those with a migration …

World News

GOP senator: ObamaCare mandate a 'tax on the poor and working class'

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottKey differences between the Senate and House tax plans Strange bedfellows on criminal justice reform could …

Health Care

Biden Already Gaining Big Lead on Trump in 2020 Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he’d only run for office in 2020 if no viable candidates popped up from within the Democratic party that would …

Conservative View

Democrats, Don’t Be Fooled by Victory

The Democratic Party certainly did well in last week’s elections. In one place after another, voters seemed to reject President Trump’s hateful, lawless politics. The results have further energized progressives for 2018, which will be a vastly more important referendum on Trump than 2017.<p>But if …

Opinion

Southern scientists discover some Northerners not working class

<b>SCIENTISTS from the south east have been surprised to learn that not everyone in the North is working class.</b><p>Southern scientists always assumed that …

British Humour

Racial Wedge Politics Invented In Colonial America

If your high school education was anything like mine, you'll be as surprised as I was to learn that there was no "white race" in our country until …

Liberal View

Democrats and the white working class

In any celebration, such as that ignited by Democrats' mauling of Republicans in Virginia, there's always a party pooper — or, as a friend of mine …

Liberal View

U.S. Bishops: “unconscionable” tax bill raises taxes on the poor to pay for cuts for the wealthy

Catholic bishops say the G.O.P.-backed tax reform plan is “unconscionable” and “unacceptable,” pointing to “fundamental structural flaws” that they …

Social Justice

Counting the white working class. A Dem problem or a polling problem?

While we wait for the voting to finish in Virginia there are plenty of pundits staring obsessively at the final polling out of the commonwealth. …

Elections

KQED

“White working class” is a phrase that has become an inescapable part of the national conversation ever since Donald Trump won the Republican …

Social Justice

Greece's Working Poor: "My salary is just enough to buy food"

Reforms with serious side effects. A new society class has emerged in Greece of the economic crisis: the Working Poor. Skilled women and men, mostly …

Social Justice

Readers’ letters - October 31

Irony of universal credit and the unelected Lords<p>It must be the supreme irony that, when Parliament is agonising over universal credit with all its …

Manchester

Democrats have a classism problem

Democratic leaders have spent many dark, post-Trump nights trying to figure out where the party went wrong. We’ve called in well-credentialed experts …

Democratic Party

Op-Ed: The Russian Revolution – The birth of worker control

‘<i>Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners’</i> – Vladimir Lenin<p>One …

Russia

Nonprofits step up to help Americans navigate health care maze

The Trump administration has trimmed the window for signing up for health care but many nonprofit organizations that assist the working poor are …

Health Care

Marriage and social class - CNA Columns: Russell Shaw

Among the benign myths that lie close to the hearts of many Americans is the belief that, in the end, social class differences don’t count for all …

Social Justice

Why Are Socialists Always Talking About the Working Class?

Only the workers can smash the machineBhaskar SunkaraAt the end of the Democratic Socialists of America convention this summer, the participants …

Liberal View

Universal Credit - The Latest Salvo In A War The Working Class Is Losing

Though perhaps understandable, it would be a grievous mistake to take the unbelievably egregious cruelty surrounding the role of the government's …

Social Justice

Brexit was not the voice of the working class nor of the uneducated – it was of the squeezed middle

<i>Lorenza Antonucci, Laszlo Horvath, and André Krouwel challenge the popular view of Leave voters as those left behind educationally and financially.</i> …

Social Justice

What it's like being black and working class at Cambridge

<b>Chelsea Kwakye is not your typical Cambridge University student.</b><p>Her mum is a nurse, her dad works in a post office depot, she went to a state school - and she's black and British.<p>Newly released data has found that four-fifths of students accepted at Oxbridge between 2010 and 2015 have parents in …

Education

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

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

A recently-released research study sheds light on the values of white working-class voters in the United States and the reasons these voters strongly …

Social Justice

Trump Health Care Executive Order Will Harm the Working Class

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

Health Care

This Week's Race Statistics Are Important, But Let's Use Them To Do More Than Wage Ideological Battles

This week the government published a new set of statistics on how ethnic minorities fare in Britain. Predictably, this will lead to a series of …

Race & Ethnicity

Calgary Sun

Housing

Canadians appear pessimistic about their economic futures, poll suggests

A new poll suggests the political battle constantly waged for the support of Canada's middle class is being fought over increasingly shrinking territory.<p>An Ekos-Canadian Press survey of 4,839 Canadians indicates the number of people who self-identify as working class sits at 37 per cent, while 43 …

Canada

Number of Canadians who identify as poor or working class rising, poll finds

New poll suggests people are feeling more pessimistic about their futures over next five years<p>OTTAWA – A new poll suggests the political battle …

Social Justice