Behind the News

Middle-classness, racial wealth gap

Holiday-season encore presentation: historian David Roediger, author of The Sinking Middle Class, on the uses of that term in US politics, and economist Ellora Derenoncourt, co-author of this paper, on the US racial wealth gap, 1860–2020


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Igor Levit24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue No. 7 in A MajorOn DSCHSME - Sony Classical
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