American Gentry

At the beginning of the Trump political phenomenon, there was a myth that his supporters were working people in middle America, unemployed or under-employed rust-belt factory workers and coal miners. There may be some truth to this but Trump’s most vocal supporters turned out to be something else: people with resources. A good article in the Atlantic that looks at rural American wealth, something often overlooked by the media. The article is short on data but connects with other societies in other parts of the world and at other times.

American Gentry

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