By Benjamin I. Page,Lawrence R. Jacobs
Recent battles in Washington over the right way to repair America’s monetary disasters bolstered the common effect that fiscal matters sharply divide usual electorate. certainly, many commentators cut up americans into opposing teams: uncompromising supporters of unfettered unfastened markets and advocates for presidency recommendations to monetary difficulties. yet such dichotomies, Benjamin web page and Lawrence Jacobs contend, ring fake. In Class War? they current compelling proof that the majority americans desire loose firm and functional executive courses to distribute wealth extra equitably.
At each source of revenue point and in either significant political events, majorities embody conservative egalitarianism—a philosophy that prizes individualism and self-reliance in addition to public intervention to aid americans pursue those beliefs on a degree enjoying box. Drawing on thousands of opinion reviews spanning greater than seventy years, together with a brand new complete survey, web page and Jacobs demonstrate that this worldview interprets to vast help for regulations geared toward narrowing the distance among wealthy and terrible and growing actual chance for all. They locate, for instance, that throughout monetary, geographical, and ideological traces, such a lot americans aid better minimal wages, more desirable public schooling, wider entry to common medical health insurance assurance, and using tax funds to fund those programs.
In this fabulous and heartening overview, web page and Jacobs offer our new management with a favored mandate to strive against the industrial inequity that plagues our nation.
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