Worries and Dissents 17.2.20

On the dissents front, here’s a piece from Commentary by Nicholas Eberstadt that aims to support the Trumpian view that things are less well off (more chaotic) than ‘those in the bubble’ say they are.  Our Miserable 21st Century.  One snippet:

The abstraction of “inequality” doesn’t matter a lot to ordinary Americans. The reality of economic insecurity does. The Great American Escalator is broken—and it badly needs to be fixed.

Eberstadt points to a good deal of economic insecurity.  If we have a different diagnosis of what’s wrong and what’s right with this country, here’s an assessment we need to address.

On the worries front, in One Press Conference, Two Audiences, Conor Friedersdorf reminds us that not everyone experienced last week’s lunatic press conference in the same way.  Many saw it as a triumph.  He asks:

Can conservatives or libertarians or liberals pierce the bubble? Are they even trying?

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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