Ezra Klein – Why Americans are angry

September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

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Last week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka went to Harvard to deliver a speech on why working people are angry. It’s worth a read:

For a generation, our intellectual culture has suggested that in the new global age, work is something someone else does. Someone we never met far away in an export processing zone will make our clothes, immigrants with no rights in our political process or workplaces will cook our food and clean our clothes.

And for the lucky top 10 percent of our society, that has been the reality of globalization — everything got cheaper and easier

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