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  • Educated Elites Part 2
    Posted on September 22, 2016

    So how is it possible to reconcile a model of the egalitarianism spectrum (or the wealth spectrum or the haves versus have-nots spectrum) with the fact that right-wing, radical, so-called “populist” Trumpites are aligned with the haves, while the educated elites (or EEs) are aligned with the have-nots?   Trump’s right-wing radicals are easy enough to understand. ...

  • Educated Elites
    Posted on September 22, 2016

    The term “limousine liberal” dates from a 1969 campaign against liberal Republican New York Mayor John Lindsay. It filled a right-wing rhetorical need and has been used ever since to demonize a distinct social class I will call Educated Elites or EEs, meaning those whose jobs typically require advanced degrees (plus their families). EEs are ...

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