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May 28, 2020

Income Inequality in a Factory Town

Income Inequality in a Factory Town

Arthur Busch discusses the awakening of the northern Hillbillies in the heartland of America.  Intellectuals call parts of the country where globalization has decimated manufacturing jobs the "Rustbelt".   Income inequality has given rise to white American nationalism.  It has found a home in places like Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan with profound social and political implications.   To better understand the ingredients that give rise to this political unrest in the heartland of America,  Arthur Busch describes the stark divide between rich and poor in his hometown of Flint, Michigan   Southern auto migrants paved the way for an American golden age that brought about incomes, outstanding schools, good quality of life and strong families. These were hallmarks and results of the handwork, grit and determination giving rise to the modern American middle class.  It has now come unraveled.  History teaches lessons.  Please tune in and listen to this interesting podcast.  It is the first of a series of essays on being "Born a Deplorable". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radiofreeflint/message

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