The Making of the American 99%

| 12/15/2011 4:10:28 PM

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By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich 

This post originally appeared at TomDispatch/The Nation.   


Class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences (inherited or shared), feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves, and as against other men whose interests are different from (and usually opposed to) theirs.

-- E.P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class