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The End of Gilded Age II? May 5, 2007

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Current Events.

After 30 years of social darwinism, is compassion returning to American politics? New research by Pew suggests it.

On the other hand, with inequality rising rapidly, the Pew results might reflect good, old fashioned, self-interest. Liberalism always seems to do well when the middle class is threatened.

If the latter hypothesis is right, the battle for a moral politics won’t be won in 2008.



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