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Sunday, 26 March 2017

How the Disappearing Middle Class Threatens Our Democracy

How the Disappearing Middle Class Threatens Our Democracy
- Legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution, is an important read in these times of increasing economic inequality. E.J. Dionnne tweeted: “To understand the stakes in the #Gorsuch confirmation battle and our larger judicial debate, read @GaneshSitaraman‘s brilliant new book.” Reviewing it for The New York Times, Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton wrote, “In his fine book, both history and call to arms, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that the contemporary explosion of inequality will destroy the American Constitution, which is and was premised on the existence of a large and thriving middle class.”