Saturday, January 18, 2020

Does Michael Lind's "New Class War" portend of social credit systems, if brought down to the ground on individual elites?

Michael Lind previews his own book from Portfolio, “The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite”, in the Wall Street Journal, review, Sat. Jan. 11, 2020, here.
This seems to be a cultural battle between individualistic elitism, and tribal populism with social creditworthiness, a kind of “book smarts” v. “street smarts” (sometimes called “common sense” in the Army).
It also has a lot to do with expectations of socialization.
 Anand Giridharadas has a review in the New York Times, Jan. 17, 2020, "Why do Trump supporters support Trump?"
 The reviewer believes Lind underplays the practical effect of socially constructed classes or groups like by race. 

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